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
Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.83440