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    I think it's because the crime of drink driving is dependent on being drunk. The crime can't be committed while sober. That's why you don't get let off for being drunk; being drunk (at the wheel) is the crime.
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    The law clearly says that there are certain situations where you're too drunk to make decisions like an adult so why is drink driving a crime? Surely if you're too drunk to drive then you aren't in a state to understand the consequences of getting behind the wheel so shouldn't be prosecuted for it, the same applies to being drunk and disorderly actually.
    Because it's dangerous?
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    It is a strict liability offence, which means you are only required to have done the act. There is no intention required.

    Strict liability crimes tend to exist for the sake of public safety or public setting standards. It should be self explanatory in this case.
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    The law clearly says that there are certain situations where you're too drunk to make decisions like an adult so why is drink driving a crime? Surely if you're too drunk to drive then you aren't in a state to understand the consequences of getting behind the wheel so shouldn't be prosecuted for it, the same applies to being drunk and disorderly actually.
    2 pints will do you on a breathalyser, if you're too pissed to think straight after that you've got issues.

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    you lack what's in your username
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    The law clearly says that there are certain situations where you're too drunk to make decisions like an adult so why is drink driving a crime? Surely if you're too drunk to drive then you aren't in a state to understand the consequences of getting behind the wheel so shouldn't be prosecuted for it, the same applies to being drunk and disorderly actually.
    FGS. are you even serious? I lost my Grandfather due to a drunk driver (this was the time before Airbags were invented so one of those may have saved him😓
    the other person who caused the crash died as well so they could even be prosecuted - I grew up with no grandfathers on both sides due to car accidents - think about how many people will have /should have had close relatives but didn't get the chance to know because of idiotic drink drivers.
    Get a flippen taxi or a Uber if your drunk or get someone to book one for you if your
    indisposed. or book travelodge etc but for heavons sake drink drivers shouldn't be driving AT ALL.
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    OP has no common sense. You're putting yourself and other people's lives at risk.
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    enough tsr for today
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    Seems like half the people who have commented on thread have read the title and not bothered to actually read the post.

    To all the idiots who refuse to read the post: OP isn't asking why drink-driving is a crime, they were asking why being drunk can't be used as a defence after being arrested for drink-driving when it (apparently) can be used as a defence for other crimes.
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    The law clearly says that there are certain situations where you're too drunk to make decisions like an adult so why is drink driving a crime? Surely if you're too drunk to drive then you aren't in a state to understand the consequences of getting behind the wheel so shouldn't be prosecuted for it, the same applies to being drunk and disorderly actually.
    I would say even if people have drunken a bit of alcoholic drinks, it influences the perception during driving. This may cause accidents. So driving nonetheless means to ignore responsibility for other drivers during driving. From this point of view prosecution makes sense.*
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    Because, it can kill people...
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    Because, it can kill people...
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    OP has no common sense. You're putting yourself and other people's lives at risk.
    Thank you for clear words in short sentences.*

    Apart from this risk for another people, no one can really say (or estimate) when it is a bit or too much of drinking alcohol. *
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    op possibly has asperger's.
 
 
 
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