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Thread: My story.....so far - 2 pints and over the limit!

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    Default Re: My story.....so far - 2 pints and over the limit!

    mrsw9,

    Glad it went ok for you. You should have been offered the drink awareness course, do you know why you weren't offered this? I would chase this up by calling the sentencing court.

    All the best.


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    Spoke to the lab that done the test, it was an 86 reading but the police take a 6mg deduction from that to allow for errors etc. Putting it down to 80. Turns out it seems my sample is kind of irrelevant anyway, as its the evidential police sample that really matters. Just got to keep my fingers crossed that that comes back at 80 or below

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    Gutted 1,

    An important factor which will determine how close your result is to the police result is whether you kept your sample refridgerated before it being tested; mine wasn't, and I handed it to the lab approx 9 hours after the blood was taken.
    My result was 87, but the police came back way over 90.

    Just something to consider when anticipating the police result. Good luck

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    someone help..

    to cut a long story short i got taken to the police station for a breathe test after being stopped for drink driving. i blew 42 on the breathalyser and got offered the blood or urine test. I chose blood and then got let out emidietly and dropped of where and told not to drive for half an hour n then i would b fine!

    I them cudnt face waiting 8 weeks to find my result and paid £140 for my own specimen to me tested it came back 100 mg when it had to be 80 mg so yes i am going to court.

    i am still waiting on a summons from the police but I am not sure on the punishment i will recieve can you help me please?

    i have only been driving a year and like most people felt fine i had been at the pub for tea.

    I work on the other side of town in preston and using public transport is going to be awful! can anyone give me answers

    should i get a solicitor?

    what will the fine be?

    how long will i be banned?

    after a ban what is insurance like?

    all answers welcome - i am already feeling to consequences and i have let myself down..

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    Default Re: My story.....so far - 2 pints and over the limit!

    Probably the best thing to do is post the same thing in loads of different places and get everyone's backs up. That'll sort it all out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holley View Post
    someone help..

    to cut a long story short i got taken to the police station for a breathe test after being stopped for drink driving. i blew 42 on the breathalyser and got offered the blood or urine test. I chose blood and then got let out emidietly and dropped of where and told not to drive for half an hour n then i would b fine!

    I them cudnt face waiting 8 weeks to find my result and paid £140 for my own specimen to me tested it came back 100 mg when it had to be 80 mg so yes i am going to court.

    i am still waiting on a summons from the police but I am not sure on the punishment i will recieve can you help me please?

    i have only been driving a year and like most people felt fine i had been at the pub for tea.

    I work on the other side of town in preston and using public transport is going to be awful! can anyone give me answers

    should i get a solicitor?

    what will the fine be?

    how long will i be banned?

    after a ban what is insurance like?

    all answers welcome - i am already feeling to consequences and i have let myself down..
    Hi there, sorry to hear about your experience. I lost my licence for 12 months, currently 4 months into it Reduced to 9 month ban if I take the driving course offered. Fined £450 for my troubles too. I was like you on the breath test and went for the blood test option. And like you I sent my own specimen off for analysis. Mine came back as 80mg right on the limit but not illegal, unfortunately the polices sample (evidential sample) came back at 81!!! Mine meant nothing legally so I lost my licence. You have a problem because you only have had your licence for 1 year. Not sure on the how the laws will effect that, but you will lose your licence for sure with a blood reading that high. Not sure why there is such a high difference between breath and blood analysis, seems a bit strange. I didn't use a solicitor, couldn't really afford one. I was being quoted silly money like £1500 + etc. Insurance I am not sure on yet, but I am expecting it to double now I have a DD conviction. Silly mistake that I will never repeat

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    well not sure if this page is still in use but thought I'd add my story.

    It happened to me last night. I went to the pub with some friends from work as it was one of their last days. I decided that I'd have a few (thinking over a few hours it shouldn't hurt), 5 pints later I went for a walk with a friend then returned to my car and started to drive home. I was pulled over and failed the breath test.

    After being taken to the station I was breath tested again an scored 70. I felt fine but obviously this was not the case. I fully cooperated and then spent 8 hours in a police cell. This morning I got up, was passed clear to drive and headed home, humilated and so ashamed.

    I live in a close family so I phoned my parents and they are utterly disgused. My Mum can't look at me. My job is as an area manager so this could massively impact on my future (if I have one). An evening of fun an the idea of driving home has literally ruined my life over night.

    From what I've read I can expect 16-18 month ban and a nice big fine. Although the fine will hurt its the ban that will be worst so can anyone give me anymore info on roughly what to expect (is 18 months likely?) Also I have read for lower results (50-60's on the breath test) people can take a course to reduce their ban, is this an option for me too?

    I'm not sure its worth contacting a lawyer but I will anyway. It's my first offence so this is a massive shock for me. Any help would be great. It's also reassuring to an extent to see I'm not the only one who's been this stupid!

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    Also do I need to tell my insurance company now even though I'm not yet convicted? I'm worried that although the police said I can drive until my court date that I may not be covered if this came to light.

    thanks in advance. In need of any and all help at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badtimes View Post
    well not sure if this page is still in use but thought I'd add my story.

    It happened to me last night. I went to the pub with some friends from work as it was one of their last days. I decided that I'd have a few (thinking over a few hours it shouldn't hurt), 5 pints later I went for a walk with a friend then returned to my car and started to drive home. I was pulled over and failed the breath test.

    After being taken to the station I was breath tested again an scored 70. I felt fine but obviously this was not the case. I fully cooperated and then spent 8 hours in a police cell. This morning I got up, was passed clear to drive and headed home, humilated and so ashamed.

    I live in a close family so I phoned my parents and they are utterly disgused. My Mum can't look at me. My job is as an area manager so this could massively impact on my future (if I have one). An evening of fun an the idea of driving home has literally ruined my life over night.

    From what I've read I can expect 16-18 month ban and a nice big fine. Although the fine will hurt its the ban that will be worst so can anyone give me anymore info on roughly what to expect (is 18 months likely?) Also I have read for lower results (50-60's on the breath test) people can take a course to reduce their ban, is this an option for me too?

    I'm not sure its worth contacting a lawyer but I will anyway. It's my first offence so this is a massive shock for me. Any help would be great. It's also reassuring to an extent to see I'm not the only one who's been this stupid!
    Hi badtimes , I'm sorry to hear about your problem, you're certainly not the first to make such a stupid mistake most of us on here have done exactly the same including me so try not to beat yourself up to much. Since I got banned I get sick of people saying to me "well we've all done it haven't we".
    As far as the ban goes that will be up to the judge I blew 64 and got 17 months with 4 months reduction with the course, I did have a solicitor but in hindsight I'm not sure it made any difference, although it was nice to have someone to speak for me in court as I had never been to court before. My advice would be to go to court dressed smartly and be apologetic and I would imagine you will get a ban similar to mine.
    The insurance on the car will be fine as although you have been charged with drink driving you haven't yet been convicted. I had problems insuring the car after I was convicted so have had to sign it over to someone else for the period of my ban.
    And finally although it seems like the end of the world at the moment things do get easier and time flies, I'm over four months in now and it has gone really quickly. I haven't told my employer which has been really hard but maybe you could do the same?
    Try not to worry to much about your Mum I'm sure she'll come round eventually after all you haven't murdered anyone, just buy her a box of Thorntons!
    Everyone on here has had different experiences and I just wanted to share mine in the hope that it might be of some help to you. The most imprtant thing I have learnt is that I will NEVER NEVER EVER do this again.
    Wishing you all the best with your case, if you have any questions or worries I'm sure you will get some support on this forum.
    Claire

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    Hi Claire, thanks for your message. Its good to know you're not alone an then to learn with everyone else on here the hard way. I think if more people could see the testemonies from some people on here they would realise how real is an how much it can change your life.

    Unfortunately I have to tell my work as I often have to drive when traveling. It is possible to use public transport so I hope this should be ok. Family may come around but guess that takes time.

    thanks for the message

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