The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on some of Victoria’s most dangerous drivers who mix alcohol above the legal limit with illicit drugs and then get behind the wheel.
Natalie Hutchins, Acting Minister for Roads and Road Safety, announced two new offences for drink-drug driving will come into force on 1 August 2015.
These new offences are an Australian first and drivers who are caught with alcohol and illicit drugs in their system will now face a minimum 12 month licence cancellation and court fines up to $4550* for a first offence.
Victoria Police will also be able to impound the vehicles of first time offenders who record a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.10 or higher.
For repeat offenders, the maximum fines will range between $13,650* and $40,959*, depending on blood alcohol level and previous offences. They will also receive a minimum two year licence cancellation.
Vehicles can be impounded for up to three months or even permanently for repeat offenders.
You can read more by visiting here http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/cracking-down-on-drunk-drugged-drivers