Drink and drug impairment offences

Drink and drug impairment offences guidance:

This Practice Note explains how the proportion of alcohol in a driver’s system at the time they were driving, rather than at the time that the breath or lab blood or...

Practice Note

The Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) creates a number of alcohol and drug related offences. The principal ones are: • driving with excess alcohol or drugs • attempting to...

Practice Note

STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline. The offence...

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Failing to provide a specimen It is an offence if, having been required to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for analysis, a person fails to do so, without...

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It is an offence to fail to co-operate with a preliminary test when required to do so, without reasonable excuse. This is a summary-only offence. The elements of the...

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