Tougher drink driving penalties were today announced by the Victorian government. New legislation will soon be introduced to force all persons caught drink driving over the limit of .05% to have an alcohol interlock installed in their car for at least 6 months. Previously drink drivers who blew between .05% and .07% only lost 10 demerit points and paid a fine. Now all drink drivers in Victoria will have to have the interlock installed in their car. Also drivers in Victoria of taxis, trucks, commercial vehicles, tow trucks and buses who have more than .00% will also be forced to install the alcohol interlock. About 12,500 to 13,000 drink drivers are caught on Victorian roads every year. About 2500 of those are between 0.05 and 0.07. If you have been caught drink driving in Victoria then you need drink driving legal advice as the cost of the alcohol interlock can run into thousands of dollars over a year. If you have been charged with drink driving in Victoria call me on 0412 407 577 for legal advice.