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ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 2013 - SECT 112

Use or attempted use of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other drug

112 Use or attempted use of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other drug

(cf STM Act, s 12)

(1) A person must not, while under the influence of alcohol or any other drug:
(a) drive a vehicle, or
(b) occupy the driving seat of a vehicle and attempt to put the vehicle in motion, or
(c) if the person is the holder of an applicable driver licence (other than an applicable provisional licence or applicable learner licence)-occupy the seat in or on a motor vehicle next to a learner driver who is driving the vehicle.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of a first offence to which paragraph (a) or (b) relates-20 penalty units or imprisonment for 9 months, or both, or
(b) in the case of a second or subsequent offence to which paragraph (a) or (b) relates-30 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both, or
(c) in the case of an offence to which paragraph (c) relates-20 penalty units.
(2) If a person is charged with an offence against subsection (1):
(a) the court attendance notice may allege the person was under the influence of more than one drug and is not liable to be dismissed on the ground of uncertainty or duplicity if each of those drugs is described in the court attendance notice, and
(b) the offence is proved if the court is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant was under the influence of:
(i) a drug described in the court attendance notice, or
(ii) a combination of drugs any one or more of which was or were described in the court attendance notice.
Note : Division 1 of Part 7.4 provides for the disqualification of persons from holding driver licences for certain offences (including offences against this section).



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