Blood Alcohol Content

US Supreme Court to review forced blood-alcohol tests

The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether motorists suspected of drink-driving who refuse to take a breath test can be forced to have their blood drawn at a hospital.

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 4:32am

Drunk drivers face 5 years without licence

Drunk drivers could face harsher punishments, including loss of their driving licence for at least five years, according to a draft amendment to the Road Traffic Safety Law being discussed by the national legislature.

Members of the public and many lawyers have long complained that punishment of drunk drivers on the mainland is too light.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Now let's educate public on drink-driving menace

A horrific accident in January last year, in which six men in a taxi were killed by a drunken truck driver at Lok Ma Chau, sparked action on tougher measures to deter drink-driving. Amendments to road safety laws have taken time to pass through the Legislative Council.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Senior RTHK deputy banned from driving

Don't drink and drive, says radio official

Assistant director of broadcasting Cheung Man-sun said yesterday he had learned a lesson and warned against drink-driving after being fined HK$7,500 and banned from driving for 18 months.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Alcohol blamed in fatal taxi crash

A taxi driver whose blood-alcohol level was nearly five times the legal limit was arrested after his cab crashed into two other taxi drivers, killing one of them, in Sau Mau Ping yesterday.

The tragedy has prompted the Urban Taxi Drivers Association Joint Committee to warn taxi drivers not to drive if they drink.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Alcohol blamed in fatal taxi crash

A taxi driver whose blood-alcohol level was nearly five times the legal limit was arrested after his cab crashed into two other taxi drivers, killing one of them, in Sau Mau Ping yesterday.

The tragedy has prompted the Urban Taxi Drivers Association Joint Committee to warn taxi drivers not to drive if they drink.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Police to investigate new drink-driving tests

27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Drunk driver who injured youths is jailed

An interior designer who was more than four times above the blood alcohol limit when he crashed his car and injured two youths in Central has been jailed for two months and fined $1,000.

10 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

'Booze bus' plan to fight drink driving

Police are considering using 'booze buses' in an attempt to streamline anti-drink driving operations.

The force's Drink Driving Unit wants to commission five $1-million mobile breath test centres by the middle of next year to patrol each of the five police regions.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Drunk driver in pavement smash

A drunk driver ran on to the pavement and crashed into a phone booth and guard rail after colliding with a taxi in Queen's Road Central at 6.25 am.

Two passengers were sent to Queen Mary Hospital with minor injuries. The driver tested positive in a blood alcohol reading and has been released on $5,000 bail.

19 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Drink-driving crackdown

MORE breath-testing police will be on the streets under a plan to crack down on substantial numbers of drink-drivers and tighten alcohol limits.

The Road Safety Council has endorsed police proposals to lower blood alcohol limits from 0.08 milligrams per 100 milligrams of blood to 0.05 and to boost penalties for those found over the limit.

19 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Not introducing random breath tests

I REFER to your editorial of December 26 and welcome your support for our enforcement action under the new drink-driving legislation.

10 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Drink law to tighten leash on drivers

UNDER tougher laws proposed by a government working group, suspected drink-drivers will have to submit to tests to determine their alcohol consumption.

The Road Safety Council has endorsed a report which calls for the imposition of a blood-alcohol limit - possibly 0.08 per cent - for drivers, and giving police the power to test suspected offenders.

12 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Driving under the influence

ONE warning that appears on many cold medicine labels is, ''Do not drive or operate machinery''.

This is listed because some antihistamines can impair your driving much like alcohol.

12 Jan 1993 - 12:00am