In Charge of a Motor Vehicle Whilst Over the Prescribed Limit

This offence can only be dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

If guilty of this offence then the maximum penality is:

  • £2500 fine and/or
  • a term of imprisonment of 3 months.

In addition the Court may disqualify for any period and/or until a test has been passed.

The Court must also endorse with 10 penalty points unless there are special reasons.

Note: The defendant is entitled to be acquitted if he can establish from the evidence that there was no likelihood of him driving. He only has to prove this on the balance of probability.

Note: A passenger supervising a learner driver who has been drinking may be in charge for the purposes of this offence.

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