Kent police will be using virtual courts to charge drink drivers. The driver will appear in front of a magistrate via the virtual court video link and could receive a driving ban immediately. One driver was banned from driving only 90 minutes after being charged with drink driving.
Under current rules, motorists who are charged with being under the influence of drink or drugs, will normally be bailed and not appear in court for a number of weeks. This means they are free to drive until a guilty verdict is reached.
DCC Pughsley said: “Our message is simply, if you are driving, stay sober and alert – or risk losing your licence.
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