Drink Driving Law Drink Driving is a contravention of Section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act.

A conviction for drink driving carries a minimum period of 12 months disqualification or 36 months if the driver has a previous conviction for drink driving within the last 10 years. In the most serious of cases a period of imprisonment could be imposed. 

Drink driving cases are often not open and shut cases and there can be various technical defences open to accused persons.