Jersey

Jersey police warn islanders about drink-driving

  • 10 March 2011
  • From the section Jersey

People in Jersey have been warned not to drink and drive after four people were arrested for the offence over the weekend.

One offender's lowest reading was more than two-and-a-half times over the limit.

Jersey police said people could be stopped for any driving offence - such as speeding - and be breathalysed.

Penalties include losing your licence for at least 12 months, a £2,000 fine and up to six months in prison.

During 2010, a total of 215 people were arrested for drink driving, this compares to 222 during 2009 and 200 during 2008.

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