to cut a long story short i got taken to the police station for a breathe test after being stopped for drink driving. i blew 42 on the breathalyser and got offered the blood or urine test. I chose blood and then got let out emidietly and dropped of where and told not to drive for half an hour n then i would b fine!
I them cudnt face waiting 8 weeks to find my result and paid £140 for my own specimen to me tested it came back 100 mg when it had to be 80 mg so yes i am going to court.
i am still waiting on a summons from the police but I am not sure on the punishment i will recieve can you help me please?
i have only been driving a year and like most people felt fine i had been at the pub for tea.
I work on the other side of town in preston and using public transport is going to be awful! can anyone give me answers
should i get a solicitor?
what will the fine be?
how long will i be banned?
after a ban what is insurance like?
all answers welcome - i am already feeling to consequences and i have let myself down..
well not sure if this page is still in use but thought I'd add my story.
It happened to me last night. I went to the pub with some friends from work as it was one of their last days. I decided that I'd have a few (thinking over a few hours it shouldn't hurt), 5 pints later I went for a walk with a friend then returned to my car and started to drive home. I was pulled over and failed the breath test.
After being taken to the station I was breath tested again an scored 70. I felt fine but obviously this was not the case. I fully cooperated and then spent 8 hours in a police cell. This morning I got up, was passed clear to drive and headed home, humilated and so ashamed.
I live in a close family so I phoned my parents and they are utterly disgused. My Mum can't look at me. My job is as an area manager so this could massively impact on my future (if I have one). An evening of fun an the idea of driving home has literally ruined my life over night.
From what I've read I can expect 16-18 month ban and a nice big fine. Although the fine will hurt its the ban that will be worst so can anyone give me anymore info on roughly what to expect (is 18 months likely?) Also I have read for lower results (50-60's on the breath test) people can take a course to reduce their ban, is this an option for me too?
I'm not sure its worth contacting a lawyer but I will anyway. It's my first offence so this is a massive shock for me. Any help would be great. It's also reassuring to an extent to see I'm not the only one who's been this stupid!
Hi Claire, thanks for your message. Its good to know you're not alone an then to learn with everyone else on here the hard way. I think if more people could see the testemonies from some people on here they would realise how real is an how much it can change your life.
Unfortunately I have to tell my work as I often have to drive when traveling. It is possible to use public transport so I hope this should be ok. Family may come around but guess that takes time.
thanks for the message
3 1/2 pints of stella in your body. "
Wow, I am amazed that 3 x half pints of stella could put a person twice over the limit. I am not picking an argument, just gratefully for the advice. I had 1 pint of stella on Sunday while eating some lunch. God I did not realise I was possibly over the limit to drive. Maybe its time that I never drink alcohol at all while out the house, if I intend to drive home.