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Place: Stockport Magistrates Court

Offence: Driving with Excess Alcohol – guilty plea

Defence: Mitigation

Carl Millar from Messrs Millars Solicitors was instructed by Mr A in respect of an allegation of driving with excess alcohol.  His reading in breath was at 78µg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.  He was advised that the Magistrates Court Sentencing Guidelines suggest a period of disqualification of between 17-22 months where the reading is between 60-89µg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

Mr A was a minor (below 18) and had very good mitigation.  He was supported by his mother in Court.  The Court were sympathetic to the mitigation that was advanced and imposed the minimum period of disqualification of 12 months.  He was also awarded the Drink Drivers Rehabilitation Course, which would allow a reduction of 3 months in the circumstances.  In effect, his disqualification will be for a 9 month period when it could have been as high as 22 months.


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