Alcohol exceeding 30mg/100ml of blood while driving is punishable under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

Section 185 of The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 states that alcohol exceeding 30mg/100ml of blood of a person is considered to be intoxicated. Driving a vehicle by such is a person is punishable for the first time with an imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine or with both. For a second or subsequent offence committed within three years is punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or fine or with both.

This scenario has been witnessed in various cases in the District courts and High courts. In the case Rajavalse M. Vs. State the Karnataka High Court found the accused guilty under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Drunk and drive may even end you in prison so do not drink and drive.

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