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My essay is on Drinking and Driving Offences In my essay I willtell you the various kinds of drinking and driving offences the penaltiesand the defences you can make if you are caught drinking and drivingLet me tell you about the different offences There are six offencesin drinking and driving They are driving while impaired Having careand control of a vehicle while impaired Driving while exceeding 80 mgHaving care and control of a vehicle while exceeding 80 mg Refusing to give a breath sample and refusing to submit to a roadside screen test These are all Criminal Code Offences Now let me tell you about the penalties of drinking and driving The sentence for refusing to give a breath sample is usually higher than either of the exceeding 80 mg offences Consequently it is usually easier in the long run for you to give a breath sample if asked If for example you are convicted of Refusing ato give a breath sample for the first time but was earlier convicted of Driving while impaired your conviction for Refusing will count as a second conviction not a first and will receive the stiffer penalty for second offences For the first offence here is the penalty and the defences you canmake Driving a vehicle while your ability to drive is impaired by alcoholor drugs is one of the offences Evidence of your condition can be usedto convict you This can include evidence of your general conduct speech ability to walk a straight line or pick up objects The penalty of the first offences is a fine of 5000 to 200000 andor imprisonment of upto six months and automatic suspension of license for 3 months The second offence penalty is imprisonment for 14 days to 1 year and automatic suspension of license for 6 months The third offence penalty is imprisonment for 3 months to 2 years or more and automatic suspension of license for six months These
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