Low-range drink drivers to lose licence under tough new crackdown in Victoria

Low-range drink drivers in Victoria, including first time offenders, could lose their licenses on the spot under tough new reforms.

The Andrews Government is cracking down on those who choose to drink and drive, introducing the strict laws into Parliament on Wednesday.

If passed, it would mean motorists caught with a blood alcohol reading between 0.05 and 0.07 will immediately lose their licence for three months.


Under the laws, drink-driving offenders will also have to pay to have an interlock device installed in their car for six months and have to complete a behaviour change program before they get their licence back, The Age reports.

The new measures will likely come into effect in early 2018 if passed.