Limit confusion

IN reference to the story about a drink-drive pensioner caught swerving in a March street who got a 17-month ban. I think you will find the legal limit of alcohol is 35mg not 80mg as stated in your story. ROBIN WILLIAMS Via e-mail EDITOR S NOTE: Court re

IN reference to the story about a drink-drive pensioner caught swerving in a March street who got a 17-month ban.

I think you will find the legal limit of alcohol is 35mg not 80mg as stated in your story.

ROBIN WILLIAMS

Via e-mail

EDITOR'S NOTE: Court reporter Elaine King offers the following explanation: The drink drive limit is indeed 35 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath; but the limit is 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 mls of blood. The pensioner mentioned in the story was given a blood test.

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