One year ban for consuming ONE pint

A sheriff in Scotland has warned other motorists that one drink can put them over the legal limit in Scotland. At Dumfries Sheriff Court two drivers who received driving bans for drink driving, claimed they had consumed just one pint.

The Sheriff fined each driver £450 and banned them from driving for a year.

"That's the lesson in Scotland," he told them. "Just one drink can put you over, it's as tight as that."

One of the drivers who received a driving ban, produced a reading of 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, whilst the other driver had consumed one pint of cider resulting in a reading of 32 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath. It’s worth noting that the legal limit in England remains at 35 micrograms.

Since December 2014 the legal limit in Scotland has been 22 micrograms.

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