Car leasing company Moneyshake found that in the first three months of 2021, 8,476 drivers have been banned after drink driving – over 700 per week and that was before pubs reopened, according to DVLA data.
Driving under the influence could see you with a driving ban of at least 12 months (3 years if you are convicted twice within 10 years), an unlimited fine and even imprisonment for 6 months while refusing to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for analysis could result in the same consequences.
“But this is not all it means for those who have broken this law. A conviction for drink-driving also means that your car insurance costs will increase significantly in the future. If you drive for work, your employer will see your conviction on your licence. And you may be denied access to travel to countries like the USA or get a visa to live abroad.” said car expert, Eben Lovatt CEO of Moneyshake.