Five mothers were caught drink driving with their children.
Five mothers were caught with Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of more than 0.05.
NSW Police said that they are planning to target drink driving parents in view of the rising cases in the area. The police are expected to set up measures which includes random breath testing in the early afternoon in the premises of schools, children’s parks and playgrounds.
In one case, the police caught a pregnant woman and a father who has a BAC level which was over the legal BAC level as prescribed by law.
These incidents prompted the parents with fear not only as to the safety of the driver’s children but all children within the area specially during busy hours.
On April 14, 2011, an incident has caused alarms in the Eastern Suburbs when a woman was drink driving her four year old daughter. Officers at the scene were alerted when her car crashed a wall and another parked vehicle in Bondi. The woman was caught with a BAC reading of 0.197.
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Traffic Services Branch opposed parents who drink and drive and said, “Women should have the responsibility to think, ‘I’ve had a few glasses of wine, I shouldn’t have another one or I shouldn’t drink when I’ve got to pick up children after school…’ It’s doubly irresponsible to do this and it’s something that needs to be addressed”.
Parents who are caught drink driving face serious penalties under the law. These penalties vary according to the surrounding circumstances of each case such as concentration, the number of offenses and the impact of the offense. It is expected that courts do not take these kind of cases lightly specially so that the parents caught exposed their children’s lives to dangerous conditions.
If you are concerned about a conviction being recorded against you and the potential impact on your future, speak to a lawyer as soon as possible, and they can advise you on your chances of obtaining a non-conviction order.
Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.