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Drink Driving in Spain Margins of Error in Breathalyser Tests

Article 379.2 of the Spanish Criminal Code states that anyone who drives a motor vehicle under the influence of toxic drugs, narcotics, psychotropic substances or alcoholic drinks shall be punished with a sentence of imprisonment for a period of between three to six months or with a fine for six to twelve months (at the specified daily rate).

Alternatively, drink driving in Spain may be punished by community service orders for 31 to 90 days and, in any case, with disqualification from driving motor vehicles for more than one year up to four years.

In any case, anyone will be punished if the  result of a breathalyser test shows an ‘exhaled  alcohol level’ of more than 0.60 milligrams per litre or an alcohol level greater than 1.2 grams per litre blood.

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