Police v RE

Key Words: Drive with low range presence of prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA), Road Transport Act 2013 Section 110(3)(a) – only just over – Oxford Street – conditional discharge and good behaviour bond, Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 Section 10(1)(b)

Facts:

Police were idling at the traffic lights off Oxford Street when they saw RE’s car perform two successive illegal U-turns. Police pulled RE’s vehicle over, and subjected RE to a roadside breath test. The test returned a positive reading of 0.053 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.

Outcome:

RE was discharged from the low range PCA charge on the condition that she enter a good behaviour bond. A good behaviour bond of 2 years duration was applied.