Vital support for presentation of drink-drive results in court

Exceeding the legal limit of 35mcg in 100ml of breath or 100mcg in 100ml of blood leads to the minimum of a year’s disqualification. With many solicitors offering their services to contest drink-driving cases on technicalities, STL Technologies’ evidential drink-drive system LiBiS.net provides vital support when handling large numbers of cases during a short period of time, such as the festive season. 

Dec 15, 2011
By Paul Jacques
Dame Lynne Owens

Exceeding the legal limit of 35mcg in 100ml of breath or 100mcg in 100ml of blood leads to the minimum of a year’s disqualification. With many solicitors offering their services to contest drink-driving cases on technicalities, STL Technologies’ evidential drink-drive system LiBiS.net provides vital support when handling large numbers of cases during a short period of time, such as the festive season. 

MG DD forms have over 300 possible routes within the form and LiBiS.net guides officers intuitively through the required process, highlighting mandatory fields, timings and what the officer legally needs to say to the accused at each stage.

LiBiS.net also interfaces and takes the basic information from the custody system so that if details of the accused are already on file there is no risk of entering the wrong details. When the MG DD form is completed, the detailed report is returned to complete the custody file electronically and cutting down unnecessary paperwork and saving valuable police time.

LiBiS.net provides a full audit trail of the MG DD process. It consistently presents a standard case format, backed by the necessary evidence to help deter defence pleas that question procedural compliance. 

LiBiS.net also provides the real-time statistics that UK police forces require to meet Department for Transport (DfT) and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) requirements.

Inspector Rosemary Leech, Traffic Division, Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) says: “As well as ensuring the drink-drive process is adhered to, LiBiS provides us with access to key data and invaluable management information. We are able to generate statistics around the number and type of incident which we use as a comparison against previous years and we can also create detailed profiles for typical offenders – including age, sex and ethnicity.”

Richard Perkins, Sales and Marketing Director, STL Technologies, added: “Forces need to ensure they are delivering robust cases to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) electronically and LiBiS.net ensures they can do this efficiently. It is estimated that LiBiS.net saves approximately 30 minutes on the completion of each MG DD procedure and the system helps eliminate doubt about human error by directing the officer to the relevant decision points and ensuring compliance with the MG DD procedure.”

STL Technologies Ltd
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk IP32 7AB
Tel: 01284 778 600
Fax: 01284 778 778
Email: sales@stl.co.uk
Web: www.stl.co.uk

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