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I saw your Ad and wondered if it is possible you could give

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Good morning,I saw your Ad and wondered if it is possible you could give me your view on my situation.
My name is***** , I am 68 years old and have MS. As a result I have a driving licence that needs renewal every 3 years.
It is now due, the MS condition is the same I still have trouble walking but driving is fine.
During April/May 2020 I had a family ‘trauma’ and in December 2019 had been made redundant..
As a result I was feeling a bit sorry for myself and my alcohol intake went up a bit. It was only evenings and I never drove under the influence, never had a breathalyser, no accidents. 5 Or 6 years ago I had to take a driving assessment which I passed with flying colours.
However, I stopped eating , became dehydrated, had a fall at 8.00 in the morning (sober) hit my head and was taken to hospital. I stayed there for 12 days where they rehydrated me and gave me detox.
I’m home now and haven’t touched a drop and have no interest.
My question is that it would seem that the DVLA would revoke my licence for up to one year, I would then have to retake my test.
I understand the thinking behind that but if I don’t have my car to go shopping , hospital appointments etc, I would be ‘imprisoned’ in my flat.
In this day and technological era is there not a device that can be attached to a vehicle ( for example) whereby a breath reading can be taken before a journey and if over the limit automatically disables the car or a breath test one can take every time which can be recorded.
Young people have a ‘black box’ so surely there must be an equivalent?
The reason I have asked for your view is that I NEED a car to get around and I feel it is unfair that I might be penalised for being honest!!
Thanks for you patience.Kind regardsAndrew Cook.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me where this is?
Customer: Norwich, Norfolk
JA: Do you need to appear in court?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks,it a just an opinion I need

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

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and were Police involved or not?

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Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Hello Jo C,
I about to fill in my renewal form and saw all these alcohol related questions hence the DVLA are unaware as yet. No police involved as I haven't had an accident. As you will see from my original text I'm just pre-empting the outcome


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