The Penalties for High-Range Drink Driving in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A man from Mogo in NSW has been charged with high-range drink-driving – along with an onslaught of other offences – after he allegedly rammed a police vehicle on the state’s South Coast. According to reports from NSW Police, just before 3pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021, officers attached to South Coast ...continue reading

High Range Drink Driving Offences in NSW

Image credit: Thanh Tu Tran Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you’re going to break the law – and of course we strongly recommend you don’t – then you probably want to steer clear of the police whilst doing so. Indeed, this was not how things played out for one driver in Northwich, England, ...continue reading

Woman Driving Luxury BMW Charged After High-Range Drink-Driving Incident That Left 4-Year-Old Toddler with Bloody Nose

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A woman driving a luxury BMW in Sydney’s inner west with a four-year-old toddler in the back seat has been charged with high-range drink-driving. According to reports from NSW Police, the 45-year-old woman was spotted in Campsie around 11:30pm on Monday 15 February 2021 after they noticed collision damage ...continue reading

New Combined Drink & Drug Driving Laws Proposed in NSW: ‘Four Angels’ Law may bring tougher penalties for combined drink and drug driving

Poppy Morandin.   A new law tabled in NSW Parliament introduces harsher penalties for combined drink and drug driving offences. The ‘Four Angels’ law is named in honour of four children, siblings Antony, Angelina, Sienna Abdallah and their cousin Veronique Sakr who were tragically killed by a driver who was three times the legal alcohol ...continue reading

Man Charged for Drink Driving Twice Within Three Hours in NSW

  It is reported that a Man whose driver licence expired over two decades ago has allegedly driven his motor vehicle whilst intoxicated on two occasions within a three hour period at different locations within NSW. The man was arrested by police last Thursday at about midday when police attended the scene of a car ...continue reading

Woman Crashes Car Driving Over Eight Times Over Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit

A 36-year-old woman has allegedly crashed her Volkswagon Polo motor vehicle while drink driving with a BAC reading of more than eight times over the legal limit on Sunday 27 December. The crashed vehicle, containing Christmas tinsel attached to its roof, was discovered by police near Murrumbateman, on the road side. It is reported that ...continue reading

Section 32 Mental Health Applications now Replaced by Section 14 to Get Criminal Charges Dismissed in Court

There is an available legislative framework for a NSW court to determine criminal proceedings where the accused or defendant has mental health issues relevant to the case. This legislative framework is echoed in the old Act called The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) (‘The Act’). It is a response to the increasing contact with ...continue reading

The Return of Stationary Random Breath Tests and Road Side Drug Tests in NSW

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh   In anticipation of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, NSW Police announced the return of stationary Random Breath Tests and Roadside Drug Tests. As the easing of restrictions have allowed for a higher level of unrestricted movement and, pubs, clubs and restaurants are now allowed to seat up to ...continue reading

Your Rights as a Driver When Pulled Over by Police for RBT in NSW

  As the Coronavirus continues to spread across our world, fears continue to rise so much so that our Governments have been taking drastic and unprecedented actions to combat the spread of the pandemic. Other than people shutting down shops, and even Castle Towers Myer store just recently, Police RBT’s have been suspended indefinitely out ...continue reading

A 36-Year-Old Mum Is Charged with High-Range Drink Driving in NSW, 6 Times Over the Limit

  A woman has been reported allegedly driving 6-times over the legal limit after colliding into a parked vehicle in NSW. It’s reported that the 36-year-old mother was allegedly driving with a high-range drink driving BAC level with her 14-year-old son in the car when she hit her 4-WD Toyota Kluger into a parked vehicle ...continue reading

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