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Drivers' Education - "Drinking and driving offenses".

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Drivers' Education "Drinking and driving offenses" Yeah everybody knows that drinking and driving is illegal but do you know how many offenses and penalties there are? There are six offences in drinking and driving. They are "driving while impaired", "Having care and control of a vehicle while impaired", "Driving while exceeding 80 m.g*.", "Having care and control of a vehicle while exceeding 80 m.g", "Refusing to give a breath sample", and "refusing to submit to a roadside screen test. These are all Criminal Code Offences. Now let's talk about the penalties of drinking and driving. The sentence for "Refusing to give a breath sample" is usually higher than either of the "exceeding 80 m.g." offences. Consequently it is usually Easier in the long run for you to give a breath sample if asked for Example you are convicted of "Refusing to give a breath sample" f or The first time, but was earlier convicted of "Driving while Impaired", your conviction for "Refusing" will count as a second Conviction, not a first, and will receive the stiffer penalty for second offence. ...read more.

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Some defenses are the test was administered improperly, or the breathalyzer machine was not functioning properly. "Having Care and control of a Motor Vehicle while Exceeding 80 m.g." is the next offence This offence means having care and control of a vehicle whether it is in motion or not, having consumed alcohol in such a quantity that the proportion of alcohol in your blood exceeds 80 miligrams of alcohol in 100 mililitres of blood. The defenses are the test was administered improperly, or The breathalyzer machine was not f functioning properly. To defend against breathalyzer evidence you must understand how the test should be administered. The proper procedure for a breathalyzer test is as follows. Warming up the machine until the thermometer registers 50 degrees centigrade. This should take at least 10 minutes. The Machine should then be turned to zero (by using the "adjust zero control") and a comparison ampoule (of normal air) inserted. If The meter remains at zero, the test can proceed. An ampoule with a Standard solution is then inserted. ...read more.

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"Refusing to submit to a Roadside Screening Test" is the l st Offence. When you commit this offence you are refusing without reasonable Excuse to give a breath sample for a roadside screening device, or Refusing without reasonable excuse to accompany a police officer For the purposes of giving such a sample, when demanded by an Officer. Before the officer demands a breathalyzer he must Reasonably suspect that you have alcohol in your blood. The maximum penalties for impaired driving causing bodily harm to Someone is up to 10 years in prison and up to 10 year probation From driving. The maximum penalties for impaired driving causing Death is up to 14 years and 10 year probation from driving. The Maximum penalty for manslaughter and criminal negligence causing Death is up to life in prison and up to lifetime probation from Driving. I think that these penalties for all the drinking And driving offences are very appropriate, but I think impaired Driving causing death should be a lifetime imprisonment. Also if a Person is impaired and causes bodily harm to some one they should Have their license suspended from him for 20 years instead of 10 Years. ...read more.

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