My experience. I got pulled over on the weekend for overtaking on unbroken white lines at approx 8p.m. at night. I had drunk approximately 6 pints of bitter. I have an ever growing problem with how I cope with my emotions and turned to alcohol after a month long break with the dreaded substance. In the event of having drunk I found my anxiety increasing and a desperate need to get home and away from the bar in which I was consoling myself with life's problems. According to the basic traits of the conscienceless loser that I am, I got in my car and drove. The police officer calmly asked me to produce a breathalyser reading and I calmly agreed. My reading was 85 (over twice the legal limit). The readings were the same or similar when conducted on the machine at the police station. I was still over the limit when released some four hours later. The police officer who arrested me kindly drove me home. I am not bitter. I broke the law and accept it. The solicitor's I have spoken to are suggesting I will receive a 12-24 month ban and a fine in the region of £400 plus court costs and solicitors fees if I am not entitled to legal aid. My court date is start of August. I have my lovely car for another 3 weeks then goodbye lovely car. It will have to be sold to pay for this. I live approx 7 miles away from nearest town in a rural area with limited job prospects. I will lose the love and support of my girlfriend and our children since I am unlikely to be able to support them with income. I have already had to leave our family home in the aftermath of this disaster. On the bright side I look forward to possible new found fitness in a bicycle and maybe a real recourse to rehabilitation from alcohol problems. I am looking at a prospective college course to restart life, but it is unlikely I will be able to fund any such venture now. I am having counselling. I cannot believe the stupidity and blatant disregard for the law that I have displayed. I have lost everything several times over as a consequence of my alcohol problems. I wish I knew how to face up to them. Don't drink and drive - you WILL get caught.