drink-driving

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drink-driving (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly UK) Operation of a motor vehicle after recently consuming an alcoholic beverage.
  2. (chiefly UK, law) A criminal offence committed by a person who operates a vehicle when the measured amount of alcohol in his or her blood exceeds the legal limit.
    • 2008, Rae Wilson, "Ex-alcoholic jailed for repeat drink-driving," Sunshine Coast Daily (Australia), 26 Jun.,
      A reformed alcoholic with an “appalling” history of drink-driving between three and five times the legal limit was jailed yesterday.

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