Defence of driver whose passenger knowingly travelled in the vehicle when the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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Defence of driver whose passenger knowingly travelled in the vehicle when the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Defence for a passenger who knowingly travelled in the defendant’s vehicle when the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs

In the county court at [insert]

Claim No: [insert number]

Between

  1. A B        Claimant

  1. and

  1. X Y         Defendant

Defence

    1. 1

      It is admitted that the accident described at paragraph 1 occurred at the time and place stated.

    1. 2

      For the purposes of this action, it is admitted that the Defendant was driving [under the influence of alcohol OR under the influence of cannabis] and that the accident was caused by the negligence of the Defendant.

    1. 3

      The Defendant will say that on the evening of the accident, the Claimant and the Defendant had been at a party together. The Claimant was aware that the Defendant had [consumed alcohol OR smoked cannabis] at this party [and had on several occasions brought the Defendant further alcoholic drinks OR and had smoked three

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