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  With excess alcohol While unfit through drink or drugs
Endorsement code DR10 DR20 (drink)
DR80 (drugs)
Drink drive offence It is an offence for a person to drive or attempt to drive 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 printout. It is an offence for a person to drive or attempt to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place while unfit to drive through drink or drugs.
Also known as Drink driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, drunk driving, driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle with excess alcohol, driving with excess alcohol. Drink driving, drug driving, drunk driving, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, driving or attempting to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs.
Drink driving law Road Traffic Act 1988 s.5(1)(b) Road Traffic Act 1998 s.4(1)
Maximum penalty 6 months prison sentence. 6 months prison sentence.
Maximum fine £5,000 £5,000
Minimum penalty 3-11 penalty points if obligatory disqualification is avoided in exceptional circumstances.
Punishment guidelines Obligatory driving ban of between 12-36 months, subject to possible 25% reduction for attending drink driving rehabilitation course.

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