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Interlock condition can be imposed after a drink driving infringement

An alcohol interlock condition can be imposed when a driver makes an application to be re-licensed if they were disqualified after being issued with a drink driving infringement notice.

The Road Safety Act 1986 was amended to make it clear that the court can direct that an alcohol interlock condition be imposed when a driver makes an application to be re-licensed if they were disqualified after being issued with a drink driving infringement notice. The amendment was made to correct a gap in the law, commenced on 17 August 2012, and is backdated to validate interlock orders made on or after 11 October 2006.

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