The client was charged for driving with excess alcohol in breath. Special reasons were submitted to the Court in respect of the shortness of distance driven and emergency. The client was assaulted by her partner who was driving. She told him to get out of the car and quickly moved over to the drivers seat and drove 100 metres away to get away from him. There were injuries which were witnessed by the police which supported her account. Danae Larham instructed by Laura Heywood (reviewing lawyer) successfully persuaded the District Judge not to disqualify or impose penalty points.