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Penalties for main drug related driving offences

The penalties for some of the main drug related driving offences are set out in the table below.

Offences

Penalties

Provision of Road Transport Act 2013

 

1st offences

2nd and subsequent offences

Max. fine

Max. gaol

Automatic disqualification

Minimum disqualification

Max. fine

Max. gaol

Automatic disqualification

Minimum disqualification

s.112(1)(a)

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drug

$3,300

18 mths

3 years

12 mths

$5,500

2 years

5 years

2 years

s.111

Drive with illicit drug in oral fluid, blood or urine

$2,200

Nil

6 mths

3 mths

$3,300

Nil

12 mths

6 mths

Schedule 3

Cl. 16(1)(c) or 16(1)(d)

Refuse to submit to oral fluid or sobriety test

$1,100

Nil

At the discretion of the court.

$1,100

Nil

At the discretion of the court.

Schedule 3

Cl. 17(1)(a) or 17(1)(b)

Refuse to submit to taking of blood or oral fluid sample

$3,300

Nil

3 years

6 mths

$5,500

18 mths

5 years

12 mths

Schedule 3

Cl. 17(1)(c)

Refuse to submit urine sample

$3,300

18 mths

3 years

6 mths

$5,500

2 years

5 years

12 mths

Schedule 3

Cl. 17(2)

Prevent taking of blood sample

$3,300

18 mths

3 years

12 mths

$5,500

2 years

5 years

2 years