Careless Driving, Exceed PCA

The client was drink driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.13 and lost control of his vehicle, driving it into a shop. He wrote off his car and another car in the process.

He was charged with:

His prior history includes only one very old drink driving conviction in the early 1990s.

Bill Doogue represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

It was presented to the Magistrate that the client was an exceptionally hard-working and decent man who had not been expecting to drink on that night.

He had voluntarily attended a Road Trauma Awareness Course and had instituted a program about drink driving awareness at his workplace.

The Magistrate kept the client’s licence disqualification to the minimum possible for the drink driving charge and did not give him any extra time off the road for the careless driving charge.


Bill DoogueBill Doogue

Bill has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for over 17 years and a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years.

Bill specialises in defending corporate crime cases and defending serious sexual offences charges. Bill has expertly and successfully defended high profile, high-pressure cases and is highly respected by the Courts, police and his peers. Bill runs the Melbourne office and enjoys his involvement in advising on the higher level strategy that should be used to defend cases.

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