Director of Public Prosecutions v Humphries: QBD 3 Dec 1999

Following a conviction for driving with excess alcohol, the defendant argued that the short (nil) distance driven constituted a special reason for not disqualifying him. The court said that the magistrates were entitled to take into account the defendant’s intention, over and above what had actually been achieved by him in driving away.


Times 03-Dec-1999


Road Traffic Act 1988 5(1)(a), Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 Sch 2


InterpretedChatters v Burke QBD 1986
A car had rolled over and stopped in a field next to the highway and was then driven with a flat tyre a few yards from the field through a gate, onto the road and parked there.
Held: In determining whether special reasons existed to justify . .
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Road Traffic, Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.80010