Hi, i was charged with drinking driving in March 2015 and received a 38 month ban. This ran out in May 2018. I undertook a DVLA medical on July 26. The CDT result was 0.9%, however they still contacted my doctor, who stated that i had been dependent on alcohol in the last 12 months. The DVLA contacted me in September stating that I should not drive for a further 12 months. This driving ban has impacted on me visiting my children, they live in a village on Dartmoor where there is no public transport and i have recently moved to Sherborne. I have also been unable to secure work as the positions which i am applying for require a driving licence. I had a further CDT test through my GP, on November 7th, showing a 2% CDT reading. I am attending AA, going to the local alcohol support agency and after a brief lapse i was in rehab in September, however, i am now 11 weeks clear. I want to appeal against the decision and intend to write to my magistrates court in Yeovil (this is the court closest to me, not where i was sentenced). How should i frame my letter? Should i include details of my medical history etc or leave this until i go to court? Also, is appealing the right thing to do? I really do need to be driving again and i have fulfilled the DVLA’s medical requirements. Any advice would be appreciated.