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The government announced today that it will lower the adult drink-driving limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, to 50mg. The breath alcohol limit will reduce from 400mcg of alcohol per litre of breath, to 250mcg.

Drivers who commit an offence between 51 and 80mg (251-400mcg of breath) will face a $200 infringement fee and will receive 50 demerit points.  Drivers who accumulate 100 or more demerit points within two years receive a three month drivers’ licence suspension.

Read Minister Brownlee’s media release (external link)

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