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Section 5A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) is a summary offence that came into force in March 2015 and is a strict liability offence avoiding the need to prove impairment.
For this offence, prosecution are required only to prove that the level of drugs in the defendant’s body exceeded the specified limit.
A controlled drug is one that is listed in Part I of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA 1971). There is a list of 17 controlled drugs for the purposes of RTA 1988, s 5A which are captured by this offence, nine are legal and eight associated with medical use and can be legally prescribed.
The question whether it is incumbent to obtain a medical report showing when drug might have left the defendants system is determined by reference to RTA 1988,
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