Police v VD:
Key Words: Low Range PCA; Section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999; Good Behaviour
Facts: VD was charged with driving with a low range PCA (Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol). In the case of a second or subsequent offence, this is a charge that can result in a fine of over $2000.
Result: After a guilty plea, the court made an order under section 10 (1) (b) that VD be discharged on condition that they enter a good behaviour bond for 18 months. No conviction was recorded and VD was not disqualified from driving.