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Breath analysis vs blood analysis: no difference, says NSW Court of Appeal

Breath analysis vs blood analysis: no difference, says NSW Court of Appeal

Downing Centre Local Court, Drink Driving, Recent News, Sydney Supreme Court, Traffic Law

Suppose you are subjected to a roadside random breath-test one Saturday morning. You had some drinks the evening before, and you blow 0.063, putting you above the legal limit of 0.05. You are taken to the local police station, where in accordance with ordinary procedures, you are subjected to a breath analysis, which returns a […]

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Section 10 no conviction for MID-RANGE drink driving

Downing Centre Local Court, Drink Driving, Recent Cases, Recent News, Traffic Law

Downing Centre Local Court – November 2015 Our client was a single mother charged with mid-range drink driving. She was recovering from the flu and was facing a serious family situation at the time of the offence. Despite the high reading, our client’s clear inebriation and the fact that she was pulled over for talking […]

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Three children dead after mother drives into Melbourne lake

Drink Driving, Traffic Law

A police investigation is continuing and no charges have been laid after a Melbourne woman drove into a lake with her 4 children, killing 3 and leaving another in hospital. Akon Guode, a 35-year old mother crashed her car in Wyndham Vale in Melbourne’s west. Her partner and father of her child, Joseph Manyang, was […]

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No breath testing for WA skippers in upcoming Australia Day celebrations

Drink Driving, Traffic Law

A legal loophole means drunk skippers cannot be breath tested by WA Police in the upcoming Australia Day celebrations taking place in the Perth river banks. 12,000 boats are expected to be on the water for the Australia Day fireworks. The regulations do not permit breath testing of skippers, so those who are operating vessels […]

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