My essay is on "Drinking and Driving Offences".
tell you the various kinds of drinking and driving offences, the penalties,.
and the defences you can make if you are caught drinking and driving.
Let me tell you about the different offences. There are six offences.
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 Offences.
Now lets talk about the penalties of drinking and driving. The .
sentence for "refusing to give a breath sample" is usually higher than .
either of the "exceeding 80 m.g." offences. Consequently it is usually.
easier in the long run for you to give a breath sample if asked. If, for.
example you are convicted of "Refusing ato give a breath sample" for the.
first time, but was earlier convicted of "Driving while impaired", your.
conviction for "Refusing" will count as a second conviction, not a first,.
and will receive the stiffer penalty for second offences. .
For the first 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 of 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 automatic suspen- .
sion of licence for 6 months. The third offence penalty is imprisonment.
for 3 months to 2 years (or more) and automatic suspension of licence for.