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Breath tests - Use of breathalyser ( 2.5.32.L4 )
Cars - Removal from public or private property ( 2.5.28.L4 )
Drink/driving - Return of licence after disqualification, Drunk in charge penalties ( 2.5.4.L2 )
Driving licence loss ( 2.5.4.L3 )
Driving licences - Security Checks before Issue ( 2.5.4.L1 )
Driving Licences ( 2.5.4. )
Driving test fees ( 2.5.4.L4 )
Electrical cycles and wheelchairs ( 2.5.8.L5 )
Export of vehicles to the UK ( 2.7.4.L4 )
GST on Vehicles - importing a vehicle into Jersey ( 2.5.8.L2 )
International driving permits ( 2.5.4.L5 )
Jersey Blue Badge Scheme ( 10.2.0.L1b )
Mobile phone use in vehicles ( 2.5.19. )
Motor Insurance Discs ( 2.5.8.L3 )
Motor Insurers Bureau and Jersey Victims of Uninsured and Untraced drivers (2.5.34.L2)
Motor vehicles - For Sale signs in cars ( 2.5.32.L1 )
Parking Fine Queries / Unpaid parking fines (St. Helier) ( 2.5.28.L2 )
Parking, Scratch Cards, Season Tickets ( 2.5.28.L1 )
Private Parking-unauthorised / Wheelclamping ( 2.5.32.L2 )
Road Traffic Offences - Centeniers' Authority ( 4.10.0.a )
Road Traffic Offences - Splashing Pedestrians ( 2.5.32.L6 )
Road Train (2.5.10)
Roads ( 2.5.50 )
Rubbish skips on the road (2.5.50.L1)
Seat belts - Jersey law ( 2.5.16. )
Speed limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers (2.5.33)
Traffic accidents - compensation ( 2.5.34.L1 )
Vehicle Registration / Vehicle Ownership ( 2.5.8.L1 )
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LOCAL INFORMATION

2.5.32.L4
Use of the breathalyser

Extent: Jersey
May 2001
Updated 25 November 2013
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1  If a positive breath test is given at the roadside the driver will be taken to the Police Station and two further breath tests will be taken.

2  If these are over 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath the driver is deemed guilty.

3  If the driver gives a breath test result of between 40 - 50 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, they then have the option to replace this with either a sample of blood or urine. However the Police Officer decides which sample will be provided. If the breath test is 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath or above, then this option is not available to the driver.

4  If blood is provided then the Police Surgeon will attend the Police Station to take the sample. Any person brought into Police custody is given their rights. However, under the procedure for drink drive offences none of these rights can delay the due process of the driver. The Custody Officer can use discretion in either allowing legal advice or their own doctor to attend should they wish.

5  Fees for the presence of one's own doctor will be born by the person concerned.