Director of Public Prosecutions v Camp

Criminal law – Driving offences. In the circumstances of the case, the fact that the respondent had been so intoxicated that he had been physically unable to provide a breath specimen for analysis could not amount to a reasonable excuse for failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis under s 7 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Divisional Court further held that police officers had been entitled to abandon the procedure for obtaining a specimen of breath as and when they had, and that they had not then been under a duty to require a specimen of blood or urine.

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