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I was arrested by the police on suspicion of drink driving

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I was arrested by the police on suspicion of drink driving and subjected to a blood test.
I received the result of my sample's test and it was below the legal limit.

However the police sample proved to be 8ml of alcohol per 100ml of blood higher than my result which put me over the 80mg limit. Where do I stand?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Jo C. :

Hi. Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this. Have you been charged?

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Jo C. :

Sorry for the delay

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What was the result of the test please?

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Can you respond?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

I have converted this to Q and A for you.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.



My blood sample showed 77mg alcohol per 100ml blood but the police sample showed 85mg. In addition the desk sergeant at the police station made me take another breathalyser test to check whether I was fit to drive my car home and the result was 26/ug per 100 ml breathoints below the statutary limit.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Are you asking if you have a defence?