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What was your reading please?
Distance is not a defence, but you can use it as a special reason
You can avoid being disqualified for drink driving if the distance that you drove was very short. You will also need to show that it was not likely that you would come into contact with other road users.There are a total of 7 things that the court will look at -
a) How far the vehicle was driven;
b) In what manner was it driven;
c) The state of the vehicle;
d) Whether the driver intended to go further;
e) The road and traffic conditions at the time;
f) Whether there was a possibility of danger by coming into contact with other road users or pedestrians;
g) What the reason was for the car being driven
It is not enough to say that you had only driven a short distance if the reason for that is because the police stopped you. The court will look at how long the journey would have been if you had not been stopped.
So potentially this can be used not to disqualify you
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I see, if you had an accident then that is likely to fail as a reason
If it flipped that shows speed.
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