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Penalties for Drink Driving: Offences and Endorsements

Below is a table referencing the relevant Endorsement codes, Penalties, Fines and Sentencing regarding Drink Drive Offences and penalties for drink driving. The Endorsement code refers to the specific code that certain offence has been given by the government.

Scaling from 1 – 11 depending on the seriousness of the offence, 11 being the highest. For government information and advice on penalties for drink driving.

Endorsement Code Maximum Prison Sentence Maximum Fine Driving Ban Driving Licence Penalty Points
DR10 Conviction – Driving or Attempting to Drive with excess alcohol 6 Months Unlimted Mandatory 3-11
DR20 Conviction – Driving or Attempting to Drive while unfit through drink 6 Months Unlimited Mandatory 3-11
DR40 Conviction – In charge of a vehicle with excess alcohol 3 Months £2,500 Discretionary 10
DR50 Conviction – In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink 3 Months £2,500 Discretionary 10
CD40 Conviction – Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink 14 Years Unlimited Mandatory Minimum 2 Years 3-11
CD70 Conviction – Causing death by careless driving and then failing to provide a specimen for analysis 14 Years Unlimited Mandatory Minimum 2 Years 3-11
DR70 Conviction – Failing to co operate with preliminary Breathalyzer test None £1,000 Discretionary 4
DR30 Conviction – Failing to supply evidential specimen for analysis when driving or attempting to drive 6 Months Unlimited Mandatory 3-11
DR60 Conviction – Failing to supply an evidential specimen for analysis when not driving or attempting to drive 3 Months £2,500 Discretionary 10

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