Alcohol and driving: What are the fines?

The summer season in our country still has a few weeks until it is over and of course the summer heat and the pressure we feel from the effects of the pandemic worldwide, sometimes lead us to excesses.

One of them is the consumption of alcoholic beverages. We will all be at a friendly table or a beach with our friends and on the relaxation that suits the specific period, we can forgive ourselves if we drink a “glass” more .  In the event of this happening, it would be good not to drive afterwards for safety reasons. Our reduced reflexes after consuming alcohol can, at best, lead us to an accident at worse death.

On the other hand, the least we have to suffer is that the traffic police stop us in a road block for breathalyser and depending on the amount we have consumed we will receive the corresponding fine.

In Greece, the limit to be considered a driver under the influence of intoxication is 0.50 g / l. in case of blood sampling or 0.25 milligrams per liter of inhaled air

The penalties provided start at 200 euros and can go to jail and a fine of up to 2,000 euros.

The fines according to the Road Traffic Code are defined as follows:
Violation : Driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.50 g / l. up to 0.80 g / l. measured by the method of blood sampling or from 0.25 to 0.40 milligrams per liter of inhaled air.
Fine : 200 euros / Immobilization of the vehicle
Penalty points : 5

Violation : Driving under the influence of alcohol with an alcohol concentration in his blood is more than 0.80 g / l. and up to 1.10 g / l, measured by the method of blood sampling or more than 0.40 to 0.60 mm per liter of inhaled air.
Fine : 700 euros / Immobilization of the vehicle / Withdrawal of driving license for 90 days
Penalty points : 9

Violation : Driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 1.10 g / l. measured by the method of blood sampling or more than 0.60 millimeters per gram of inhaled air.
Fine : 1,200 euros / 2 months imprisonment / Removal of driver’s license and vehicle license plates for 6 months.
Penalty Points : –

Violation : Driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 1.10 g / l. measured by the method of blood sampling or more than 0.60 mm of gram per liter of inhaled air within 2 years from the previous violation.
Fine : 2,000 euros / 6 months imprisonment / Removal of driving license for 5 years and vehicle registration plates for up to 6 months.
Penalty Points : –

According to the above, a driver is under the influence of alcohol when the percentage of alcohol in his body is from 0.50 g / l. blood and above.

Indicatively 0.50 g / l. Alcohol in the driver’s blood can be collected after drinking 490 ml of beer, 200 ml of wine, 60 ml of ouzo, 55 ml of whiskey or vodka, etc.

Source – carandmotor.gr

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