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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 Refusingto give a breath sample and refusing to submit to a roadside screen testThese are all Criminal Code OffencesNow lets talk about the penalties of drinking and driving Thesentence for refusing to give a breath sample is usually higher thaneither of the exceeding 80 mg offences Consequently it is usuallyeasier in the long run for you to give a breath sample if asked If forexample you are convicted of Refusing ato give a breath sample for thefirst time but was earlier convicted of Driving while impaired yourconviction for Refusing will count as a second conviction not a firstand will receive the stiffer penalty for second offencesFor 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 speechability to walk a straight line or pick up objects The penalty of thefirst offences is a fine of 5000 to 200000 andor imprisonment of upto six months and automatic suspension of licence for 3 months The secondoffence penalty is imprisonment for 14 days to 1 year and automatic suspen-sion of licence for 6 months The third offence penalty is imprisonmentfor 3 months to 2 years or more and automatic suspension of licence forsix months These penalties are the same for the following offencesHaving Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired is
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