Drink Driving Charges: Police v IC

Mid range PCA hearing at Waverley Local Court

DRINK DRIVING lawyersAfter a social night out having nibbles and drinking wine at a friend’s house, Police found C to have a mid-range alcohol concentration reading of 0.089. Subsequently they charged her under s 9(3)(A) of the Road Transport (safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.

Police stopped C for a random breath test (RBT) after they caught her driving approximately 20km/hr over the speed limit in a 60km/hr zone in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. After submitting to a breath test, police charged her with mid-range PCA and instantly suspended her licence.

Section 10 for drink driving charge

C enrolled and participated in an approved and gazetted Traffic Offenders Program (TOP). Also, she compiled a number of strong character references and testimonials from her friends, colleagues and employer.

The Waverly Local Court Magistrate accepted that C’s position as a single-parent and person whose work relied on having to drive far-and-wide on a regular basis, made her deserving of a s10(1)(b) dismissal and the imposition of a 6 month good behaviour bond. As well, there was the good driving record she maintained over the course of her lifetime.

She kept her drivers licence and her job.

Contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 to set up a free appointment with the defence lawyers in our Sydney office. 24 hour phone / text: 0421 373 961

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