How DNA testing can assist in Drink Drive offences.

DNA might not seem an obvious tool to assist in Drink Drive cases; however in two cases it has proved to be decisive.

Case one – Failure to provide.

When an individual fails to provide a breath specimen for analysis the operator of the Evidential Breath Testing Device is instructed on the form MG DD/A (the Drink Drive procedure form) Read More

Drink Driving, medical assessments & the return of your driving licence

I was convicted by  Cardiff Magistrates Court for an offence of drink driving offence and received a three year disqualification from driving. I have recently applied to have my licence returned to me but have been informed that the DVLA will want to make further investigations before re-issuing my driving licence. What exactly does this mean? Read More

Drink Driving – a reduction in the legal limit?

There is a groundswell of expert opinion suggesting that the legal limit in drink driving offences should be lowered to fall in line with Scotland and the rest of Europe.

Since the new drink drive limit was introduced in Scotland at the tail end of 2014, drink drive offences have reduced by 17% within the first 6 months of the new legal limit being introduced. Read More