rinkDrivers will still be able to have a pint before they get behind the wheel, it was revealed yesterday. New transport minister Jim Fitzpatrick backtracked on earlier government plans to slash the blood alcohol li
mit. Reducing it from 80 to 50 milligrams for every 100 millilitres of blood would have left drivers risking court after just one drink. Safety groups and police
chiefs supported a lower limit. But Mr Fitzp
trick said he w
as more concerned with targeting bigger drinkers. He said: D
rivers who are between 50mg and 80mg are not the ones we are most worried ab
out. Its th
e ones above 100.