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Booze cruise cars may be confiscated

FLEET drivers who bring too much alcohol into the country on 'booze cruises' risk having their vehicle confiscated or landing their bosses in court.

Fleet operators face the prospect of court action if their drivers exceed the 'own use' guidelines on the quantities of alcohol and cigarettes they are allowed to load up with across the Channel, according to leading solicitors.

Offending drivers who tell Customs officers that another person who is absent has contributed towards the purchase could see their fleet vehicles confiscated, warns Barry Matthews, a member of the Licensing Unit at Wilson Browne Solicitors.

He said: 'For those thinking of using their company car to go abroad, be warned that it is your boss who will have to go to court, not you.'

Guidelines for personal use are 90 litres of wine, 110 litres of beer and 10 litres of spirit.

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