Drunk Driving Fee - Ukraine 2019

Sober or drunk?

Many people think that having a good walk yesterday or having drunk just a bottle of beer a couple of hours ago, you can safely drive because no one will notice and he is sober by his appearance: he behaves appropriately, does not stagger, he speaks clearly. Some also believe with full confidence that being slightly drunk at the wheel will not affect driving and there may be no liability for this. Motorists should take into account that even if they did not drink alcohol on the day of the trip, alcohol can be detected in their bodies in the morning after an evening feast. The time of its withdrawal depends on many circumstances, but in any case, after a “serious” evening get-togethers and drinking with alcohol, it is advisable to refuse to travel by car.

However, the personal conviction of those who think differently and the law have different views on the same situation. Ukrainian legislation provides for a rather severe punishment in the form of a fine for drunk driving with the simultaneous deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle.

In order to objectively assess the real condition of the driver and to find out if he is intoxicated and to exclude the bias of the police officers during examination, there is a special breathalyzer device, which is used to determine the drunk. Sometimes a breathalyzer is also called a drager by the name of a well-known manufacturer that produces them. Like Xerox, the word drager has become a household name. The principle of the breathalyzer is that the ethanol vapor contained in the exhalation of the inspector, falling on the surface of the sensor, causes a chemical reaction, as a result of which the sensor generates an electrical signal.

We also note that there is a minimum allowable rate of alcohol in the driver’s blood and it differs in different countries. Some states completely deny this possibility, and some recognize a minimum amount as admissible. This practice has developed from the fact that a certain number of people may have a partially elevated level of alcohol in the blood, not associated with the use of alcohol. This may include the following reasons: diabetes mellitus, diarrhea, dental caries, indigestion. But it is worth noting immediately that Ukraine belongs to the states that recognize its small content in the blood. The level of alcohol that is permissible is 0.20 ppm and this dose has already been established taking into account the above diseases and can in no way be exceeded.

Fine for drinking. What punishment threatens?

If this happened and you passed a survey at the stopping place at the request of police officers or in a medical institution and the breathalyzer showed an alcohol content in exhaled breath of more than 0.2 ppm, then it is considered that the driver was drunk at the wheel and punishment is imposed. < / p>

The penalty for drinking in Ukraine in 2019 depends on the repetition of the offense during the year and some other reasons. Below we will tell you what the fine in Ukraine for drunk driving.

The most common situation is when the driver first committed an offense under Article 130 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses. In this case, after a mandatory court hearing of the case, the violator can be fined 10,200 hryvnias, with payment of the court fee in the amount of 384.20 UAH. and deprivation of the right to drive vehicles for a period of one year

If the driver after being convicted by the court under Art. 130 KUoAP within a year from the date of entry into force of the decision again caught drunk at the wheel, then he faces the more severe punishment provided for in part 2 of article 130 KUoAP

And in this case, the penalty for drinking while driving is 20,400 hryvnias. They will have to pay another court fee and lose their rights for a period of three years. Also, the court, if you have a vehicle in your possession, may seize it for a fee.

But if the previous measures did not have the proper influence on the offender and he did not take the path of correction and was spotted by the police for the third time in a year while drunk, then in this case the penalty for drinking is stipulated by part 3 of article 130 of the Code of Administrative Offenses in the amount of 40800 hryvnias with deprivation of rights for a period of 10 years.

    On this, severe measures of influence on those who are drunk behind the wheel end.

Separately, we will tell about part 4 of Art. 130. What does she mean?

It is intended for situations when the driver used alcohol, drugs, alcohol-based drugs or containing drugs after an accident with his participation or after a stop by the police before being examined. The fine stipulated by this article is 20,400 or administrative arrest for a term of fifteen days, with the deprivation of the right to drive vehicles for a period of three years

If you believe that the police officers illegally and with violations wrote to you a protocol for drunk driving or a fine for another offense, then such actions must be challenged on the spot and in court, using the help of a lawyer or lawyer.

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