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If you have been charged with drink driving then the court has to disqualify you for a minimum of 12 months unless you can show that there are Special Reasons for Drink Driving.


It is not easy to establish Drink Driving Special Reasons. You will need to give evidence and will be cross examined by the prosecution who will try to show that special reasons do not exist.  If the court accept that there are special reasons then they can use their discretion not to disqualify you.


There are three main Special Reasons for drink driving:

  • Emergency – If you can show that you had no choice but to drive then the court will let you keep your licence even though you were over the limit and guilty of drink driving.
  • Shortness of distance driven – The court will allow you to keep your licence if you can show that you only drove a very short distance.
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