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Drink driving fines and charges will be imposed to a man for drink driving and speeding over 200 kph

Highway patrol in north Sydney has caught a Man driving at 205 kph in an 80 kph zone Freeway. Prior to his arrest, the local officer attempted to stop him but he kept on driving to the local streets. When the Police was able to stop him, his 18 year old girlfriend came out of the car and assaulted the local authorities.

When the driver was tested for his blood alcohol content (BAC), it was found out that he had exceeded more than twice the BAC allowed by law. A metallic long blade was also found under the driver’s seat. Charges are filed against him and Drink Driving Fines are to be imposed. The Licence of the Driver are also suspended and he and his girlfriend are scheduled to appear in Court.

Drink Driving Penalties have several indicators on which are prescribed for a particular offence. It is generally divided into two groups, the first one is for the First Major Offence committed by a driver within 5 years and the other one is for the second and subsequent major offence within 5 years.

For first major offences within 5 years, the maximum fine ranges from $1,100 up to $3,300. This can include a 9 to 18 months of imprisonment as well as automatic disqualification of the licence of the driver which can be from 6 months to 3 years. Refusal to take breath test alone already penalizes a driver with maximum fine of $1,100 as well as a 6 months of automatic disqualification.

For second and subsequent major offences committed within 5 years, the maximum fine ranges from $1,100 up to $5,500. An imprisonment ranging from 1 year to 2 years is also a penalty that can be imposed to the offender. Automatic disqualification is more stringent since it ranges from 1 year to 5 years with a minimum disqualification of 6 months to 2 years.

Drink Driving Penalties is severe for those drivers who commit any driving violation for the second time or subsequent to a pending offence. The law enforcers are on guard to prevent and minimize road accidents since road toll statistics indicates that a lot of road accidents are related to drink driving offences. Criminal lawyers Central Coast, Gosford Criminal lawyers ,

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.

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