Driving if your drunk is not appreciated anywhere in this world. And if your a celeb or a government employee you should think what impact will it make on public. But Republic Senator Michael Crapo of Idaho has been arrested in Virginia for drunk driving. Police officials said a vehicle driven by Crapo was stopped in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, early on Sunday after he had run a red light. Crapo underwent and failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He was released on $1,000 bond a few hours later. To learn more about the legal implications, check with an expert like drink driving lawyer Melbourne.
If you are classed as a special driver (level 1) and meant to have a PCA of zero, and it is your first offence, then you can expect to receive a fine of 5 penalty units, and a default disqualification period of 3 months. The Magistrate can reduce this to a minimum of 1 month. For level 2 PCA offences the penalty will include a fine of 5 penalty units, and a default disqualification of 6 months. This can be reduced down to a minimum of 2 months. Level 3 PCA offences will incur a fine of 10 penalty units and/or a term of imprisonment of 6 months, and a default disqualification period of 12 months, which can be reduced down to 3 months as the minimum. All Level 4 PCA offences will result in receiving a fine of 15 penalty units and/or a term of imprisonment of 9 months. You will also be disqualified for a default period of 3 years. The minimum the magistrate can reduce this period to is 6 months, though the likelihood of getting the period reduced this low is remote without very good submissions as to why your personal circumstances, and the offence warrant such leniency.
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Dec 26, 2012 at 11:30am