Did Drive U.I.L. (motor vehicle/tram/train/vessel).

Court Attended:

Southport Magistrates Court

Attendance Date:

November 2021

Overview of Case:

Our client was charged with the offence of Did Drive U.I.L under section 79(1)(a) of the Transport Operation (Road Use Management) Act. The maximum penalty for this offence upon conviction is a penalty not exceeding 28 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 9 months. This matter proceeds in summary jurisdiction.

Our client had a BAC reading 0.188% and maintained that they wished to plead guilty to the offence.

We provided our client a detailed list of preparations to complete prior to finalizing the matter in court. This included things like counselling, traffic offender courses, and references. Our client completed their preparations as suggested.


Upon sentence, the Magistrate heard submissions. After successful submissions made by Defence, our client received an appropriate fine and only 9 months licence disqualification. This was an excellent result.