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  • steevieb's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 AM
    You had the intention to drive so unfortunately you will get a ban. Sorry.
    2 replies | 38 view(s)
  • steevieb's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    I wonder if the news about the testing lab will affect people who have given blood as evidence for their DD conviction? I doubt it will have any affect on their sentence as it will take months to identify cases involved. If it does will the people involved get compensation? The stigma however will still remain. Anyone have any thoughts/musings on this?
    0 replies | 16 view(s)
  • Loki_outlander's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    Hi - thanks for replying. I have asked them to double check and it is 4.1 according to the NHS. Alcohol intake has been 0 since New Years Eve. And moderate shortly before with a long tapering before that. So no difference in between tests and samples taken were only a few days apart. To their credit Medichecks have said they'll investigate but have yet to get back to me. In the meantime I'm trying to get some tests for liver disease even though I have no symptoms whatsoever. My GP is on holiday and nobody will discuss my blood test with me? Can you believe that? My blood test. No. They won't do that. Why the hell not?
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • Forum Moderator's Avatar
    Today, 08:14 AM
    If you have been charged under Section 5(1)(a) of The Road Traffic Act 1988, a 12 month minimum disqualification is mandatory.
    2 replies | 38 view(s)
  • Forum Moderator's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 AM
    Have you double checked with the NHS that they are correct. Possible typo maybe? That is a BIG difference. What was your alcohol consumption between the two? What is your alcohol consumption generally. There are other private CDT tests you could take as a comparison. All the feedback on the forum suggest the CDT Test from Medichecks is accurate and produces the same if not very similar results to NHS, other private tests and the DVLA medical CDT test.
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • devoed's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    I was arrested last week for drink driving, yet I wasn't driving but was in my car waiting for my friend! I admitted I was giving her a lift home, failed my roadside test, taken to police station blew 40, police said he was gutted cos he thought I'd blow more, refused blood test. No interview, put in cell for an hour then released on bail charged with drink driving. My career rests on driving can I escape a ban even though I have a drunk in charge from 9 yrs ago?
    2 replies | 38 view(s)
  • bad past's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    bad past replied to a thread Repeat dr10s in General Discussion
    dont worry, i will.Many thanks
    13 replies | 386 view(s)
  • price1367's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    price1367 replied to a thread Repeat dr10s in General Discussion
    That was a decent result for you, and the solicitors cost was very reasonable. now you have to be careful with those 10 points on your licence for the next 3 years........
    13 replies | 386 view(s)
  • bad past's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    bad past replied to a thread Repeat dr10s in General Discussion
    hi... just to let you know what happened.i was the first in court,i only spoke to my lawer for 10 mins, but he was fantastic.He stated that i had so much to lose by drink/driving,and as the car was on cctv for 16 hours without moving (with me in the car most of the time) i would have walked to my sisters, sooner or latter ... i did not get a ban, but 10 points ,,and a 615 fine (inc costs) i feel i am a very,very lucky man .The lawers fee was 200+vat. many thank to all ...
    13 replies | 386 view(s)
  • SeanJoyceStephensons's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 04:57 PM
    Where there is a recent conviction together with multiple convictions within the last 10 years as well as the added aggravation of the accident it is likely that the court will consider imposing a custodial sentence. He will face a minimum 3 year ban and could be given as much as a 5 year ban in the circumstances. Legal representation would certainly be advisable given your partner's situation.
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  • 081050's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 04:51 PM
    Could someone advise me on what my partner can expect in terms of sentencing for his recent arrest (drink driving ) He had a 3 year ban for the same and has only been off that for a year before being stupid again. He had 2 other bans 10 years earlier. Will these be taken into consideration? This time he clipped a car. Drunk. Luckily no one was hurt. Worried sick. And yes he does know he's a prat. 😔
    1 replies | 115 view(s)
  • mrjones's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 03:43 PM
    Thought I would add this info for anyone interested in the experience of the medical itself, having completed mine today. The website has been very useful during my preparation for the medical and licensing application etc. 1. Arrived at referred Doctors surgery and paid the 118.20 for the medical (Doctor was VAT-registered). Remember to take the letter from the DVLA with you along with some ID. 2. Doctor called me in and gave me a DVLA personal details form to complete. This is page one of the DR1V that is available on the DVLA website. 3. I was asked to complete a questionnaire of about 10 questions regarding drinking habits which you score from 0-4 depending on the relevance to your situation. 4. The Doctor than went through pages 2-4 of the DR1V, asking me the questions and noting down my responses. 5. During this I was also asked if I required glasses for driving, which I don't, and then asked to read one of the lines off an eye chart behing the Doctor's desk. 6. My peripheral vision was checked by the Doctor making small signals at the extremities and I also had to follow his finger around with my eyes. 7. I was then asked to remove my shoes and step on the scales to be weighed and also have my height measured. 8. I was then asked to undress down to my underwear and lie on the bed. The Doctor then conducted a number of dexterity tests, including touching my nose with a finger he prodded while my eyes were closed, rubbing the heel of a foot on the opposing shin bone and telling the Doctor which leg he was touching at a given point and whether he was bending my big toes up or down. 9. The Doctor then pressed around my stomach area, then asked me to sit up and he listened to my chest both front and back and a blood pressure reading was taken. 10. I then got dressed again and the Doctor took my blood sample. 11. The blood and forms went in an envelope and he said they would be sent off today. That's it. In total it took around 10-15 minutes. There was no urine test. Hope this helps someone.
    0 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Loki_outlander's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 11:38 AM
    Hi everybody. I feel like I'm stuck in some kind of Kafka nightmare. I had a CDT blood test with Medichecks recently which came back as 1.1%. This is what I expected as I have been abstinent for a while. To be sure though I had a test done with the NHS. Here's where is gets weird. It came back as 4.1% which indicates heavy alcohol use! I am finding it very hard to find somebody to speak to about this. Any ideas as to why they are so wildly different?
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • sillysooze's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 11:11 AM
    Hi there, I can only go on my own experience and I drank a few bottles of wine during the 2 weeks over the Christmas period and into the new year - say 18 December to 4 January and had my medical on 14 January and my CDT level was 2.3 % which is 0.1% over the DVLA requirement which put me in the Amber category. In order to pass straight through on a CDT level of 2.2% or less I would suggest you abstain for at least 4 weeks. CDT is a test for alcohol use only and nothing else. You can always do a private test first with Medichecks who are advertised on this forum. If you do that before your DVLA medical then you will have peace of mind that you will pass. I did that with them twice and they were great! I failed and I wouldn't want anyone to go through that experience. I've only just got my licence back now after 2.5 years when it should have been an 18 months ban so take my advice. The only way your CDT level will pass is to consume very little alcohol or none at all and I would suggest the latter. Hope this helps and I wish you all the best.
    2 replies | 92 view(s)
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