specimen of urine

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A specimen of urine for analysis, used as an alternative to a specimen of breath in cases involving drunken driving. A specimen of urine may be required when there are objections to taking a breath specimen and when a medical practitioner thinks that a specimen of blood should not be taken for medical reasons. A urine specimen must be provided within one hour after it has been asked for (DPP v Baldwin [2000] RTR 314); two specimens are asked for, and it is the second specimen that is used as evidence in a subsequent trial. In all other respects the law relating to urine specimens is the same as the law relating to blood and breath specimens.

Subjects: Law.

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