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Drunk and In Charge of a Motor Vehicle

Every year, thousands of people in the UK are convicted of crimes associated with drink driving. But what does it actually mean to be drunk and in charge of a motor vehicle? And how can Insurance Revolution help? Find out here.

Legal definition

The legal definition of being drunk and in charge of a car is:

“A person is in charge of any motor vehicle on a road or other public place after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath, blood or urine exceeds the legal limit”

So what counts as being in charge of a vehicle while drunk? A common misconception is that you actually have to be driving the car to be convicted of drink driving. However, there are other ways that you can be convicted without actually driving the vehicle.

Instances that count as being drunk in charge include:

  • Sleeping in your car while over the limit.
  • Walking to your car alone and with your car keys, with the intention of getting inside the vehicle.
  • Driving your car a very short distance, i.e. from one parking space to another.
  • Driving you car to get home or for any other reason.


How a drink driving conviction can affect insurance premiums

Drivers who have been convicted of a drink driving offence often struggle to get car insurance once their ban has expired, due to higher insurance premiums.

In fact, larger insurers often turn away convicted drivers.

It is not uncommon for drivers who have been convicted of a drink driving offence to see their insurance premiums more than double from the prices prior to the conviction.

If you have been convicted of a drink driving offence, you will most likely be familiar with higher insurance premiums. But did you know that seeking the help of a specialist insurance broker could cut the costs?

How we can help

Here at Insurance Revolution, we specialise in finding policies that suit the needs of those who have been convicted of drink driving.

As far as the insurance industry is concerned, a person who has been convicted of a drink driving offence is a high risk. However, we believe that you shouldn’t have to pay extortionate prices to get back behind the wheel.

That’s why we strive to offer competitive quotes to all of our customers with drink driving convictions.

Get in touch today for an affordable drink driver insurance quote, and you could be back on the road in no time.

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