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Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 19 Feb 2014, 11:34
by Keith Legge
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This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk.

The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been drinking. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and a quite few glasses of single malt thereafter.

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alcotest (breath test) him and asks the Englishman if he knows under French Law why he is going to be arrested.

The Englishman answers with humour: "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you know that this is a British car and my wife is driving...on the other bloody side!!"

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 22 Feb 2014, 13:44
by Andi Archer

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 23 Feb 2014, 01:01
by PeterPan
Did I see Derek in the Vid?

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 09:27
by mike12345
This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk.

The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been texas dwi classes. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and a quite few glasses of single malt thereafter.

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alcotest (breath test) him and asks the Englishman if he knows under French Law why he is going to be arrested.

The Englishman answers with humour: "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you know that this is a British car and my wife is driving...on the other bloody side!!"


Hello Keith,
I have a question, What is the French law for DUI ?

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 20:33
by Keith Legge
I have no idea but sure someone on here will know.

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 06:43
by mike12345
Thanks Keith :)

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 21:39
by Keith Legge
Not much help but welcome to the forum.

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 21:51
by Andi Archer
I believe I read somewhere its 0.8 milligram per mililitre in ther UK and 0.1 in France

Re: Drink driving in France?

PostPosted: 03 Dec 2016, 06:42
by mike12345
Okay Andi thanks :)