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Friend of mine has just got back from a Salmon fishing trip.The guy he was sharing a cabin with had a couple of drinks over the legal driving limit & got caught.
He got a £6000 fine & banned from ever driving in Norway again.They don't mess about so dont take the chance.
 

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Welcome to Europe - plenty of countries have a zero limit policy (i.e nay alcohol at all and youre stuffed)

Oh you can smoke dope & buy hardcore porn though lol
 

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Friend of mine has just got back from a Salmon fishing trip.The guy he was sharing a cabin with had a couple of drinks over the legal driving limit & got caught.
He got a £6000 fine & banned from ever driving in Norway again.They don't mess about so dont take the chance.
He can just count himself very lucky that he wasn’t a Norwegian as a alcohol content above 0.8 in his blood would have qualified him to a 21-day automatic jail sentence, plus a fine and three years without a driving licence.

With alcohol levels in the blood less than 0.8 you avoid jail but the fine can be as much as two months gross salary.

As a non Norwegian resident you again avoid the jail sentence, that is if you haven’t caused an accident and killed somebody, but the fine is then very much higher, which is exactly what happened to your friend.
 

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Harsh on your mate but when you see so many accidents reagrding drink driving thats at least one way to cut it out by hiking up the fines.....wish they had this in ireland the amount of to**ers doing it here still is crazy all the guy " oh i only drive home up the road iv been doing it for years" yes but you can still kill someone and odds are that you will survive
 
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Not a friend of mine, it was a German angler sharing a cabin with one of my friends. He was caught on cctv at a petrol station & arrested outside the car. He was told if he'd of been arrested in the car he would of had a prison sentence. Not sure if thats right or if the police were scaring him.
 

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Not a drinker myself but just out of interest did the bloke have to actually pay the fine or did he just leave the country ?
Thats a very big fine................
 

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Serves him right, he will think twice before risking innocent peoples lives in the future.
Yep it does,I dont know why we dont have zero tolerance in the UK.
Trouble is the police would struggle to get any fines out of the scroats that do it.
 

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Not a drinker myself but just out of interest did the bloke have to actually pay the fine or did he just leave the country ?
Thats a very big fine................
Not sure Nick,but will find out.
 

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I gotta follow the vote on the zero alcohol levels for driving.

Its obvious why we dont have that zero tollerance here in the UK. One of our MP's may get a tug on the way to the houses of commons on a monday morning follownig a late sunday afternoon at his gentlemans club.....
 
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