Meaning of drink-driving in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdrɪŋkˈdrʌɪvɪŋ/

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mass nounBritish
  • The offence of driving a vehicle with an excess of alcohol in the blood.

    North American term drunk driving

    ‘he recently served a four-month sentence for drink-driving’
    • ‘French police found that Paul was over the legal limit for drink-driving at the time of the crash.’
    • ‘At the time of the chase, he was on bail for drink-driving and driving while banned.’
    • ‘He has been released on bail, pending analysis of a blood sample, for drink-driving.’
    • ‘They will contact the police immediately if someone fails to stop or are suspected of committing a crime such as drink-driving.’
    • ‘Don't consume more than the permitted alcohol allowance to avoid drink-driving.’
    • ‘He also admitted riding without a driving licence and insurance, and had previous convictions for drink-driving.’
    • ‘She was charged with drink-driving and pleaded guilty before magistrates, and was sentenced to a month in jail.’
    • ‘She had been due to be sentenced for two drink-driving related offences committed while she was already banned for a third.’
    • ‘In Florida, where I went on holiday recently, the police are equally tough on drink-driving.’
    • ‘Scores of motorists have been caught drink-driving across North Yorkshire in the run-up to Christmas.’
    • ‘A driver convicted of drink-driving in a minibus faces the ruin of his family business unless he wins a Crown Court appeal.’
    • ‘More motorists were caught drink-driving in Greater Manchester this Christmas.’
    • ‘Two months later he was arrested a second time again dressed as a woman, and convicted of drink-driving.’
    • ‘A motorist caught drink-driving twice in the same day has been spared prison.’
    • ‘Davis pleaded guilty to drink-driving and was banned from driving for 30 months.’
    • ‘He was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and bailed while further inquiries take place.’
    • ‘It is equated with drink-driving, and the motoring organisations are not doing enough to restore a more balanced view.’
    • ‘When it comes to drink-driving, we all know the legal limits, but how can we similarly measure tiredness?’
    • ‘Most drug use is associated with excessive use of alcohol, so we will usually charge people with drink-driving.’
    • ‘He had also been convicted twice before for drink-driving, so he had ample opportunities to mend his ways.’