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ROAD SAFETY (ALCOHOL AND DRUGS) REGULATIONS 2018 (S.R. 2018, NO. 71) - REG 10

Provisions relating to blood samples delivered to police officers

(1)  In this regulation –
delivered to a police officer means –
(a) if the blood sample is taken under and for the Act – delivered under section 13(5B) of the Act; and
(b) if the blood sample is taken under and for the Marine Act – delivered under section 32(6) of the Marine Act;
police station , in relation to the Marine Act, includes a police vessel or a shore facility used in connection with the operation of police vessels.
(2)  For the purposes of section 13A(1) of the Act or section 34(2) of the Marine Act, a container containing part of a sample of blood that is delivered to a police officer is to be kept –
(a) in the police officer’s possession, if the person from whom the sample is taken is not detained after being charged by the officer with an offence under the Act or the Marine Act; or
(b) at the police station in a place of safety, if the person from whom the sample is taken is detained after being charged with an offence under the Act or the Marine Act.
(3)  If a blood sample has been kept at a police station under subregulation (2)(b) , the officer in charge of that station is prescribed as the person to whom a request referred to in section 13A(3) of the Act, or section 34(4) of the Marine Act, respectively, is to be made in respect of that sample.


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