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Penalties for Drink Driving Offences

Below is information referencing the relevant endorsement codes, penalties, fines and sentencing regarding penalties for drink driving and drink drive offences. Should you want any government information regarding any of the previous or following matters, click here.

Driving or attempting to drive with excess alcohol DR10

Endorsement code: DR10
Maximum prison sentence: 6 months
Maximum fine: Unlimited
Driving ban: Mandatory
Driving licence penalty points: 3-11

Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink DR20

Endorsement code: DR20
Maximum prison sentence: 6 months
Maximum fine: Unlimited
Driving ban: Mandatory
Driving licence penalty points: 3 -11

In charge of a vehicle with excess alcohol – DR40

Endorsement code: DR40
Maximum prison sentence: 3 months
Maximum fine: £2,500
Driving ban: Discretionary
Driving licence penalty points: 10

In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink DR50

Endorsement code: DR50
Maximum prison sentence: 3 months
Maximum fine: £2,500
Driving ban: Discretionary
Driving licence penalty points: 10

Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink CD40

Endorsement code: CD40
Maximum prison sentence: 14 years
Maximum fine: Unlimited
Driving ban: Mandatory minimum 2 years
Driving licence penalty points: 3 – 11

Causing death by careless driving and then failing to provide a specimen for analysis CD70

Endorsement code: CD70
Maximum prison sentence: 14 years
Maximum fine: Unlimited
Driving ban: Mandatory minimum 2 years
Driving licence penalty points: 3 – 11

Failing to co operate with a preliminary breathalyzer test DR70

Endorsement code: DR70
Maximum prison sentence: None
Maximum fine: £1,000
Driving ban: Discretionary
Driving licence penalty points: 4

Failing to supply an evidential specimen for analysis when driving or attempting to drive DR30

Endorsement code: DR30
Maximum prison sentence: 6 months
Maximum fine: Unlimited
Driving ban: Mandatory
Driving licence penalty points: 3 – 11

Failing to supply an evidential specimen for analysis when not driving or attempting to drive DR60

Endorsement code: DR60
Maximum prison sentence: 3 months
Maximum fine: £2,500
Driving ban: Discretionary
Driving licence penalty points: 10

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