Drinking And Driving Offenses


My essay is on "". In my essay I will tell
you the various kinds of , the penalties, and the
defences you can make if you are caught drinking and driving.
Let me tell you about the different offenses. There are six offenses in
drinking and driving. They are "driving while impaired", "Having 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.", "Refusing to give a
breath sample", and "refusing to submit to a roadside screen test. These are all
Criminal Code offenses.

Now lets talk about the penalties of drinking and driving. The sentence
for "refusing to give a breath sample" is ...

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you can make.
Driving a vehicle while your ability to drive is impaired by alcohol or drugs is
one of the offenses. 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 of the first offenses 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 offense penalty is imprisonment
for 14 days to 1 year and automatic suspen-sion of licence for 6 months. The
third offense penalty is imprisonment for 3 months to 2 years (or more) and
automatic suspension of licence for six months. These penalties are the same
for the following offenses.

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

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Added: 6/15/2007 08:21:10 AM
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