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Repeat drink drivers will be required to install an alcohol breathalyser

From today, repeat drink drivers will be required to install an alcohol breathalyser in their car to stop them driving if they’ve had a drink.

The government said anyone caught drink driving over the legal limit twice within five years, or a first time offender more than three-point-two times over that limit will face an alcohol interlock sentence.

An interlock is a breath testing device that will stop a car starting if it detects alcohol.

Associate transport minister Julie Anne Genter said the sentence could prevent around 6,000 cases of drink-driving a year.

A financial assistance scheme will also ensure low income offenders can afford to buy the breathalysers, which can cost more than $2000.