The drinking and driving rules in Cayman are strict and strongly enforced.
The legal blood-alcohol limit for the Cayman Islands is 0.100% (100mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood). If you are caught either driving or sitting in the drivers seat of a car, and you are over the legal limit, you will be fined CI$1,000 or imprisoned for six months and you will lose your driving licence for a year. We recommend that you use a taxi or a designated driver if you are going to be drinking.
Occasionally we are asked whether a conviction for drink driving will hinder people from being granted a work permit by WORC (Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman - formerly The Department of Immigration). The answer to this is yes.
A drink driving conviction must and should show up on your Police Clearance form and is a hindrance to gaining work in the Cayman Islands. For more information on this please see the Immigration page.
If you are caught driving over the limit and need legal advice, then any of the law firms listed below will be able to help you.