The short answer is no.
Your licence will be immediately suspended for the next 24 hours if:
- the police pulled you over
- you are over your legal BAC limit
- the BAC is less than 0.10
If you drive within that 24 hours, even if it is just to go back to where you left your car and drive it home, you are breaking the law.
For some drink driving offences, you licence is suspended immediately, not just for 24 hours. If you drive any time before you go to court, you are breaking the law. These include:
- Driving or in charge of a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.10 or more
- Not giving the police a breath specimen or allowing them to take blood for it to be analysed
- A second drink driving offence while you still have a drink driving charge to be finalised in court
The immediate suspension will end when the drink driving charge:
- has been dealt with by the court
- is withdrawn, or
You may be eligible to apply for a special licence to allow you drive before you go to court. Contact our experienced traffic lawyers at Ascent Lawyers for more information.