Convicted drink-drivers are likely to pay with the loss of their love life as well as their licence, according to a new survey on behalf of the Government.
The poll, which comes just a week after the Government launched a new £3 million drink-driving campaign aimed specifically at young men, revealed that two-thirds of women wanted their man to own or have access to a car.
In addition, 30% of women surveyed said they would be angry if their partner was caught drink-driving, while 9% said they would show no sympathy if their partner was caught over the alcohol limit.
The survey also found that men were more concerned by the impact on their love life of drink-driving than compromising their job or the prospect of a large fine.
The poll discovered that 32% of men would be worried about telling their partner if they were convicted, whereas just 29% were worried about damaging their career and 27% were worried by the prospect of receiving a £5000 fine.
Home Office data suggests 85,000 men lose their licence through drink-driving each year.
The minimum punishment if you are caught is a criminal conviction, 12-month driving ban and a fine.
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