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Are you on summons or on bail?
When is this in court?
What was the date of the offence please?
When did you get the summons?
When did you book the holiday?
So when did you book the trip?
They will rearrange a court date sometimes if you can show that the absence was a pre-booked one. However, they are not going to rearrange it if this is not booked. Ultimately cause commitments need to be prioritised above work.
If you are a summons then you can instruct a solicitor to attend on your behalf but what you can't do is get him to enter a not guilty plea although you should be able to do that by post.
Can I clarify anything for you?
not necessarily the such a high reading. They would normally do that with a lower reading so that it can be checked independently because of the risk of error but with such a high reading it wouldn't be procedural and it is certainly not required in law.
Again not necessarily.
If you think the test was wrong that you can challenge that procedure. That does seem rather high even for a blood reading.
They also will have your blood and you can ask for it in disclosure although you will have to bear additional cost.
I'm slightly surprised that they did a blood test at all given the high reading rather than just relied on breath.
5 times over the limit does sound a lot. Readings like that are pretty rare.
If you are fighting this then you need to get a solicitor and ask for disclosure.
If your licence is important at all to you then you should be fighting it. The DVLA will probably conduct their own fitness enquiry over this.