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Sentencing snapshot: drink-driving 2009-2010

6 Jan 2012
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This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on convicted drink-drivers in NSW.

A fine is the most serious penalty, imposed on 59.8 per cent of convicted drink-drivers. The average fine varies according to the PCA range of the offence: $470 (low range PCA range), $704 (middle range PCA offence), $1,056 (high range PCA offence) and $361 (special range PCA offence). The second most common penalty is a bond without conviction or no conviction recorded, imposed on about 22 per cent of convicted drink-drivers. Bonds without conviction or no conviction recorded, however, remain extremely rare for offenders convicted of high range PCA offences.

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