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Drink Driving Charges

There are a number of different types of drink driving charges, with each described by what is known as an "endorsement code". Note that when the term "in charge of a vehicle" is used, it means that you were not necessarily driving the vehicle when the offence was deemed to have taken place.

The following endorsement codes carry 3 to 11 penalty points and, if you are found guilty of the charge, will remain on your driving record for 11 years starting from the date of the conviction:

  • DR10 Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit
  • DR20 Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink
  • DR30 Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis

The following endorsement codes carry 10 penalty points with the exception of DR70, which carries 4 penalty points and, if you are found guilty of the charge, will remain on your driving record for 4 years starting from the date of the offence:

  • DR40 In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit
  • DR50 In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink
  • DR60 Failure to provide specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive
  • DR70 Failure to provide specimen for breath test

No matter what drink driving charges you may face, you will need professional support if you are to successfully challenge a conviction.

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