Exceed PCA 49(1)(f) and Exceed PCA 49(1)(b) – Community Corrections Order

Our client was charged with drink driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.166%. He had an accident and his vehicle was substantially damaged. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the collision.

The charges were specifically:

  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(f)
  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)

Our client had two prior offences within the last 10 years. A second offence of drink driving within the preceding 10 years carries a risk of 12 months imprisonment. A third offence, where a BAC is more than 0.15%, attracts 18 months imprisonment.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

Our client was given credit for his cooperation with the investigating officer, the emotional stressors he was subject to at the time of the offence, and his previous good character.

He was placed on a Community Corrections Order, his licence was cancelled and he was disqualified from driving for a period of 38 months.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013