CHRISTMAS DRINK DRIVING WARNING
December 2012-January 2013.
Just a little reminder that Police Forces will target Drink Drivers over the Christmas period.
If you are going out to celebrate, please ensure you have a 'NOMINATED DRIVER', who will not drink or JUST DON'T DRIVE TO THE VENUE.
When you've had a few, your judgment will be impaired. DON'T take the risk of driving, even a short distance.
Pub and Restaurant car parks will be watched.
Don't be tempted to 'sleep it off' in your car as you could be arrested for being 'DRUNK IN CHARGE'
AND REMEMBER, you could still be over the limit the morning after, as it takes time for the alcohol to work its way through your system.
IF YOU ARE STOPPED - REMEMBER that FAILURE TO PROVIDE A SPECIMEN carries the same disqualification period. There are very few exceptions to this offence.
YOU CANNOT DELAY THE DRINK DRIVE PROCEDURE TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE - This is NOT a reason to not take the test.
IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION that may prevent you taking the breath test, you should make this known to the custody officer - such as asthma, heart condition, etc .
BLOOD TEST: You cannot demand a blood test in preference to Breath. HOWEVER, if your breath reading is between 40 - 50 micrograms, the custody officer will tell you that you have a STATUTORY RIGHT to a BLOOD/URINE TEST. HOWEVER, the custody officer will decide which test you have - invariably he will go for BLOOD.
IF YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, GETS ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH DRINK DRIVING OR ANY CRIMINAL MATTER AND YOU NEED ADVICE - WE ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR.
HERE'S WISHING ALL OUR CLIENTS, OLD AND NEW, A SAFE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR.
IF NOT, YOU KNOW WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
GEOFF WORDSWORTH, Principal of MACKESYS