DR40, DR50, DR90 - IN CHARGE with excess alcohol or whilst unfit

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IN CHARGE OF A VEHICLE
  With excess alcohol While unfit through drink or drugs
Endorsement Code DR40 DR50 (drink)
DR90 (drugs)
Description It is an offence for a person to be in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or other public place with excess alcohol in his breath, blood or urine as evidenced by a certificate of analysis or statement. It is an offence for a person to be in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place while unfit through drink or drugs.
Also known as Drunk in charge, being in charge of a vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol, in charge of a motor vehicle with excess alcohol. Drunk in charge, being in charge of a vehicle whilst under the influence of drink or drugs, in charge of a motor vehicle with while unfit through drink or drugs.
Legislation Road Traffic Act 1988 s.5(1)(b) Road Traffic Act 1998 s.4(2)
Maximum penalty 3 months prison sentence 3 months prison sentence
Maximum fine £2,500 £2,500
Minimum penalty 10 penalty points endorsed on driving licence
Sentence guidelines Driving licence must be endorsed and driver may be disqualified, if no disqualification is imposed then 10 penalty points must be imposed.


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