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Hello I was picked up 2months ago in SA with an alcohol reading of .072 and fined $770 and lost 4 demerit points.., last sunday night I was pulled over by a RBT and recorded a reading of .056 and was told I would have to go to court when notified., I was wondering why I wasn't fined like the 1st time and what can I expect to be told in court., can you please indicaite what I may expect, regards johnyb

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

South Australia

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I got a slip of paper with the reading on it and a do not drive for 5 hours and the officer said i may need to go to court

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Just that i cant understand why with a reading 1st time of .072 was a fine and this time i wasn't dealt with on the spot with a lower reading of .056?

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