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The Road Traffic (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 1)

12.  In Schedule 4 (table of offences, etc.)—

(a)omit the entry relating to Article 141; and

(b)for the entries relating to Articles 144 to 147 substitute the following entries—

Article of OrderGeneral Nature of OffenceMode of ProsecutionPunishment
143(1)Driving or attempting to drive when unfit to drive through drink or drugs.SummaryA fine of level 5 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
143(2)Being in charge of a motor vehicle when unfit to drive through drink or drugs.SummaryA fine of level 4 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
144(1)(a)Driving or attempting to drive with excess alcohol in breath, blood or urine.SummaryA fine of level 5 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 6 months or both.
144(1)(b)Being in charge of a motor vehicle with excess alcohol in breath, blood or urine.SummaryA fine of level 4 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 3 months or both.
145Failing to provide a specimen of breath for a preliminary breath test.SummaryA fine of level 3 on the standard scale.
146Failing to provide specimen for analysis or laboratory test.Summary

(a)Where the specimen was required to ascertain ability to drive or proportion of alcohol at the time offender was driving or attempting to drive, a fine of level 5 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

(b)in any other case, a fine of level 4 on the standard scale or imprisonment for 3 months or both.

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