Definition of ‘Being drunk in charge’ - Being drunk in charge is where a driver is in control of a vehicle on a road or a public place whilst above the prescribed level of alcohol. The driver may not be driving. It is possible to raise as a defence that the driver had no intention of driving whilst above the prescribed level of alcohol.
Definition of ‘Driving under the influence of drugs’ - It is illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs, or certain other drugs above a specified limit in the drivers blood. The limit for each drug is different with the limit for illegal drugs being very low.
Definition of ‘In charge under the influence of drugs’ - This means being in control of a vehicle whilst it is on a road or in a public place.