Shocking as it may sound today, drink driving wasn’t always as strictly penalised as it is today. Although the first legal drink driving limit was set in 1967 and breathalysers were beginning to be phased in, the primary way police could check your ability to drive would still be determined by nothing more scientific than testing the driver’s ability to walk a straight line…
Drink driving isn’t just frowned upon nowadays, it’s illegal. Breath tests were widely implemented in 1983 and now, if you’re over the drink drive limit and have an accident, any claim for injury to you, or damage to your own car may not be paid. Any third party injury or damage would still be paid but it’s possible that your insurance provider could try to recover their costs if you were driving under the influence of alcohol. Plus a drink driving conviction means you're likely to see an increase in your insurance premium in future!