Martin v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 30 Nov 1999

When a driver suffers an obligatory disqualification through a drink driving offence, the court may not at the same time impose on his licence additional penalty points for offences associated with the events of the drink driving offence. The 1988 Act was a consolidating act, and was not to be construed so as to change the law in the absence of clear intention. The omission of certain words was not enough to evince that intention.


Times 30-Nov-1999, Gazette 08-Dec-1999


Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 44(1), Road Traffic Act 1972 9(1)(a)


England and Wales

Road Traffic, Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 01 December 2022; Ref: scu.83440