Drinking And Driving Offenses


My essay is on "Drinking and Driving Offences". In my essa y I will tell you the
various kinds of drinking and driving offences, the penalties, and the defences
you can make if you are caught drinking and drivi ng.
Let me tell you about the different offences. There are si x offences in
drinking and driving. They are "driving while impaired", "Havi ng care and
control of a vehicle while impaired", "Driving while exceeding 80 m.g.", "Having
care and control of a vehicle while exceeding 80 m.g.", "R efusing to give a
breath sample", and "refusing to submit to a roadside sc reen test.

These are all Criminal Code Offences.

Now lets talk about the penalties of drinking and driving. The ...

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offence here is the penalty and the defences you can make. Driving
a vehicle while your ability to drive is impaired by alcohol or drugs is one of
the offences. Evidence of your condition can be used to convict you. This can
include evidence of your general conduct , speech, ability to walk a straight
line or pick up objects. The penalty o f the first offences is a fine of $50.00
to $2000.00 and/or imprisonment of up to six months, and automatic suspension of
licence for 3 months. The second offence penalty is imprisonment for 14 days to
1 year and automati c suspen-sion of licence for 6 months. The third offence
penalty is impris onment for 3 months to 2 years (or more) and automatic
suspension of lice nce for six months. These penalties are the same for the
following offenc es.

"Having Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired" is another offence.
Having care and control of a vehicle does not require that you are driving it.
Occupying the driver's seat, even if you did ...

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Added: 10/7/2004 06:02:36 PM
Category: Legal Issues
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