Maximum Penalties for Repeat Drink Driving Report analyses the purposes that a statutory maximum penalty should serve, such as providing for the worst cases, reflecting community views about the seriousness of the offence and acting as a general deterrent. The report addresses the extent to which the current maximum penalty serves these functions.
The Council considers the statutory maximum penalties for repeat offences, and penalties being graduated in severity to reflect the accused's degree of intoxication and number of prior convictions.
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