01 December 2021,   22:47
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Parliament to impose tougher sanctions for driving under the influence of alcohol

The Parliament of Georgia has approved a bill in its second reading which imposes tougher sanctions, including administrative detention, for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

After the parliament approves the bill, the changes will go into force in two months from the approval of the bill.

According to the bill:

Giving a car to an individual under the influence of alcohol to drive will be punishable by a 1,500 GEL fine instead of 1,000 GEL.

Giving a car to an individual under the influence of drugs or psychotropic substances to drive will be fined 2,000 GEL instead of 1,000 GEL.

Repeated action will be fined 2,500 GEL.

Driving under the influence of alcohol when a driver has no driving license will lead to fines of 2,000 GEL instead of 1,000 GEL.

Repeated action will be fined 3,000 GEL and administrative detention for 10-15 days.

Driving under the influence of alcohol which leads to property damage or light human injury will be fined 2,000 GEL and an individual will be banned from driving for three years.

The same violation when an individual does not have a driving licence will be fined 3,000 GEL and administrative detention for 10-15 days.

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