We made submissions to the court that detailed the challenging circumstances our client was in at the time of the offending. Several character references were provided by employers, friends, and family that showed our client to be a responsible man who was very devoted to his family, particularly to his disabled son. The offending was clearly out of character. Our client was deeply remorseful and has in fact abstained from drinking altogether ever since the incident. We further emphasised the punitive effect of a loss of licence. Our client would have to depend on a combination of public transport and taxis for his employment and for collecting his children from their schools.
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