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Date: 24th May 2019

Place: Newport Magistrates Court

Offence: Driving with Excess Alcohol

Defence: Technical Defence

This was another case in which we managed to persuade the Crown Prosecution Service to discontinue an allegation of driving with excess alcohol. The lesser offence of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle was put to the defendant which he accepted.

Mitigation was advanced and we managed to persuade the Court to endorse 10 penalty points for the offence instead of a disqualification.

Naturally, Mr Y was extremely pleased as he faced disqualification for driving with excess alcohol for a minimum period of 12 months. Instead he ended up with 10 penalty points on his driving licence.