Drink Driving High-Risk Offenders
If you have been disqualified from driving for drink driving or a related offence such as being drunk in charge or failing to provide a specimen, you may have believed that you knew exactly when your licence would be returned to you.
However, many people fall into the category of being a high-risk offender, and this means that obtaining your licence again can be difficult or even impossible.
What is a high-risk offender?
The high-risk offender scheme applies to drivers convicted of the following:
- one disqualification for driving or being in charge of a vehicle when the level of alcohol in the body equalled or exceeded either one of these measures:
87.5 mcg per 100 ml of breath
200.0 mg per 100 ml of blood
267.5 mg per 100 ml of urine
- two disqualifications within the space of 10 years for drink-driving or being in charge of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
- one disqualification for refusing or failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis
- one disqualification for refusing to give permission for a laboratory test of a specimen of blood for alcohol analysis.
If I am a high-risk offender, what does it mean?
It means that at the end of your disqualification period, your licence will not be returned.
How do I get my licence back?
You will need to undergo a stringent medical assessment, involving
- serum CDT assay
- any further testing indicated.
If a high-risk offender has a previous history of alcohol dependence or persistent misuse but has satisfactory examination and blood tests, a licence with restrictions may be offered.
A high-risk offender found to have a current history of alcohol misuse or dependence and/or unexplained abnormal blood test results will have the application refused.
If my application is refused, can I appeal this?
Yes, you can.
Our expert team can assist in this area and help supposed high-risk offenders appeal a refused application.
Call us now on 01623 397200.