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Penalties for Drink Driving Offences

Below is a table referencing the relevant Endorsement codes, Penalties, Fines and Sentencing regarding Drink Drive Offences.

Endorsement Code Maximum Prison Sentence Maximum Fine Driving Ban Driving Licence Penalty Points
DR10 – Driving or Attempting to Drive with excess alcohol 6 Months Unlimted Mandatory 3-11
DR20 – Driving or Attempting to Drive while unfit through drink 6 Months Unlimited Mandatory 3-11
DR40 – In charge of a vehicle with excess alcohol 3 Months £2,500 Discretionary 10
DR50 – In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink 3 Months £2,500 Discretionary 10
CD40 – Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink 14 Years Unlimited Mandatory Minimum 2 Years 3-11
CD70 – Causing death by careless driving and then failing to provide a specimen for analysis 14 Years Unlimited Mandatory Minimum 2 Years 3-11
DR70 – Failing to co operate with preliminary Breathalyzer test None £1,000 Discretionary 4
DR30 – Failing to supply evidential specimen for analysis when driving or attempting to drive 6 Months Unlimited Mandatory 3-11
DR60 – 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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