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Drink Drive Alcoholic Limits

Alcohol Limits

Drink Drive Alcoholic Limits

Please note that some wines or beers are of higher percentage alcohol, and should be taken into account in difference to the list below.

 ALCOHOL DESCRIPTION Bottle / Can 
(C)capacity / Measure
 
Small 
glass
Standard 
glass
 
Large 
glass
Can =  c
Pint =   p
In units
 Spirits 
(5% ABV) 
25ml = 1 unit
50ml = 2 units
       
 Wine 
(12%ABV)
750ml
9 units
 1.5 units  2.1 units  3 units  
Cider
(5%ABV)
330ml
1.7 units
      2.2(c)
2.8(p)
 Beer
(5%ABV)
330ml
1.7 units
      2.2(c)
2.8(p)
 Champagne
(12%ABV)
750ml
9 units
 1.5 units  2.1 units  3 units  
Low Alcohol Beer
(2%ABV)
330ml
(C)440ml
0.9(c)
1.1(p)
Low Alcohol Cider
(2%ABV)
330ml
(C)440ml
0.9(c)
1.1(p)

The calculation as to the expressing the units of alcohol is as follows:

E.g: 175ml glass of wine of 12% = 175 x 12 divide by 1000 = 2,1 Units.

Therefore, before you drink and drive, consider your risk and danger to the other road users and public.

Do NOT drink and DRIVE.

If you do, Penman Sedgwick specialise in Drink Driving Defence Instructions

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