Tuesday, 3 October 2006
Road Traffic and Transport Bill 2006: Committee and Remaining Stages
Martin Cullen (Minister, Department of Transport; Waterford, Fianna Fail)
If a person refuses to give mandatory alcohol test, he or she will face a fine, imprisonment or both. The fine is €5,000 and imprisonment can be up to six months. If a garda is of the opinion that a person is under the influence, he or she can request an evidential test. If that person refuses, then an automatic disqualification of two years will also apply.