Responsibilities concerning use of alcohol or drugs

11 Drivers not to exceed specified alcohol limits

A person may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle while—

(a)

the proportion of alcohol in the person’s breath, as ascertained by an evidential breath test subsequently undergone by the person under section 69, exceeds 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath; or

(b)

the proportion of alcohol in the person’s blood, as ascertained from an analysis of a blood specimen subsequently taken from the person under section 72 or section 73, exceeds 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood; or

(c)

if the person is younger than 20,—

(i)

the person’s breath, as ascertained by an evidential breath test subsequently undergone by the person under section 69, contains alcohol; or

(ii)

the person’s blood, as ascertained from an analysis of a blood specimen subsequently taken from the person under section 72 or 73, contains alcohol; or

(d)

if the person holds an alcohol interlock licence or a zero alcohol licence,—

(i)

the person’s breath, as ascertained by an evidential breath test subsequently undergone by the person under section 69, contains alcohol; or

(ii)

the person’s blood, as ascertained from an analysis of a blood specimen subsequently taken from the person under section 72 or 73, contains alcohol.

Compare: 1962 No 135 ss 55(2)(b), (c), 58(1)(a), (c), (f), (g)

Section 11: amended, on 22 June 2005, by section 9 of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77).

Section 11(a): amended, on 1 December 2014, by section 4(1) of the Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014 (2014 No 57).

Section 11(b): amended, on 1 December 2014, by section 4(2) of the Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014 (2014 No 57).

Section 11(c): substituted, on 7 August 2011, by section 6(1) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

Section 11(d): inserted, on 10 September 2012, by section 6(2) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).