Many people have the image of a typical drink driver already in their head: usually as an overweight man, staggering from the pub after an all-day session and getting into his car. Then a few minutes later he is pulled over by a police car due to his erratic driving.
Although you would think this would be the most common scenario it is only sometimes the case and it is much more likely to be similar to Sue's situation.
Where Sue goes to a party one evening and has been drinking, so she sensibly gets a taxi home and catches a few hours sleep that night before the next working day begins.
She wakes up feeling a little tired but otherwise perfectly fine. Sue embarks on a leisurely drive along her route she takes daily until out of nowhere a car appears. Her journey is broken by the sound of scraping bumpers and an angry motorist demanding insurance details. A miserable start to her day!
But on the plus side, nobody is hurt and it's just a simple insurance job.
That is until the traffic chaos catches the attention of a passing patrol car.
But Sue's nightmare is only about to begin…
Ten minutes later Sue is in handcuffs on her way to a police station. Eight hours later she is charged with drink driving. Two days later she has been banned from driving for 18 months and shamed in the local paper.
A vast number of people find themselves before the court as a result of the 'morning after' effects of alcohol consumption. Whilst we often make assumptions about the average time it might take for alcohol to leave our system, these are rarely accurate.
The drink drive limit is quite low, so there is little margin for error. Even quite moderate alcohol consumption from earlier in the evening can leave you over the legal limit the morning after.
This means sensible, law-abiding and hardworking people find themselves before a court facing not only a loss of licence but sometimes a loss of employment as well.
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