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My husband was involved in a very minor accident in Italy on Friday which meant he was breathalysed and was over the limit. There were no injuries and minor damage to one vehicle. The carabinieri have sequestered our vehicle and my Italian lawyer is waiting to hear various things from the procura in the next few days. The carabinieri have also confiscated his licence. I read on Safetravel.co.uk that even if convicted of drink driving in Italy, he WILL be able to drive in for instance the UK or France, only risking arrest if driving in italy. Is this the case? Please say yes!! Thank you
ps I understand of course we have to pay a fine and that after that we may get the car back - I need it URGENTLY! What is the position on that aspect of things??
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Thank you for your answer, could you please clarify what you mean by 'reciprocal country'? I need to know whether he can drive in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Thank you
Is there no way we can ascertain the reciprocity of Italy to those countries?? It is quite important considering we have to drive through them to get to Italy and I don't want to drive any more than I HAVE to (i.e. i Italy)!!