Common Offences

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Questions relation to common offences that Police need to deal with.
James Wishart
Quiz by James Wishart, updated more than 1 year ago
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Question 1

Question
A constable in uniform may require a person who has been driving, attempting to drive, or in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or public place, to supply a specimen of breath for breath test if the constable has reasonable cause to suspect which of the following things?
Answer
  • That the person has alcohol in their body
  • That the person is driving too slow
  • That the person has committed a moving road traffic offence
  • That the person was a passenger of a road traffic collision
  • That the person has been involved in a road traffic crash.

Question 2

Question
If a person does not give their details, which bit of legislation can you use to arrest them?
Answer
  • Section 14 Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Section 13 Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Section 13 Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Section 14 Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

Question 3

Question
When you receive a noise complaint call to attend, what bit of legislation can you use in order to seize any sound making devices?
Answer
  • Section 58 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
  • Section 54 Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Section 57(1) Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
  • Section 54 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Question 4

Question
Section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 creates an offence for...
Answer
  • any person to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place dangerously.
  • to cause death of a person driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place.
  • any person to drive, or attempt to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or public place whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
  • any person to cause the death of another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place.

Question 5

Question
If a person was being carried in a stolen car and were well aware that the driver did not have permission to drive the vehicle, then what bit of legislation would you charge them with?
Answer
  • Section 3ZB Road Traffic Act 1988
  • Section 179(1)(b) Road Traffic Act 1988
  • Section 198 Road Traffic Act 1988
  • Section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988

Question 6

Question
You attend a call of suspect person attempting to break into a factory, on arrival you notice a male walking through a car park near to the factory. Is there any legislation you have or police powers you can use?
Answer
  • You have no powers, the male has every right to go about his own business and walk where he pleases. He is not committing any offences.
  • Section 54 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
  • Section 57 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
  • Section 58 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
  • Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act
  • Section 60 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
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