Drink driving: The facts

One unit of alcohol takes the body an hour to break down; so, for example, a person drinking three large glasses (250ml) of wine (15 per cent alcohol) in an evening,stopping at midnight, shouldn’t drive for 13 hours – that’s 1pm the following day.

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Drink driving warning

With the region in the grip of a heatwave, many people are tempted to have an alcoholic drink.