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#1 Stoney871

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:31 AM

Had to deal with a drink driver tonight, what deep joy.
21 years old, been driving for 12 months and this is the result.
Two and a half times the limit and pretty much certain he's lost his licence after this.
Would you believe he actually drove for over a mile with a locked front wheel.
I came across the car heading down the road making a sound like a wheelie bin being moved.
Worst thing is that it's a courtesy car he was given after crashing his car last week.
What a plum.
Please don't copy him children. :(

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

Its the level of intelligence these offenders have that always amazes me. How they pass the driving test in the first place with an IQ of a 4 year old is beyond belief.

I dont suppose the dealer is going to be too happy.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

Don't worry unlike some of the young drivers (me included) I actually think before I do something! Which most likely stems back to my cousin being killed in an bad accident almost 10 years ago due to speeding, no seatbelts, small B roads and his friend having no control of the car!

I hope this boy learns his lesson and thinks about how much worse the outcome could have been! And gets a heafty fine & ban.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:53 PM

The fun and games, presuming Stoney that he was with a few friends? in which case, trying to show off certainly wont help. I have made my mistakes in the past, and I find that drinking anything more than about 1-2 units, knocks my confidence far too much. I have driven at under the legal limit (20-24mg I think it was) and that was worrying, it was a short two mile drive home, and an officer very kindly followed me to ensure my safe arrival (this was a while ago). Although I was under the limit, his advice rings true to this day, why take the chance? for a few beers or a few glasses, why risk the next 5 years of your future, for a few drinks that make you feel funny. I was nervous driving that short distance, and it scared the cack outa me, I dread to think how kids, who havent got the tolerance, can get legless, hit 2/3 times the legal limit, and can get into a car and drive!! That to me, seems that they were too drunk to even contemplate fear!

As for the car, well, its a citroen ;) but I doubt the dealer will be doing cartwheels, and neither will his insurance company!

Stoney, have I made this up - are you a dog handler / traffic officer, or both? I dont know where the dog handler came into it! lol

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

Stoney, have I made this up - are you a dog handler / traffic officer, or both? I dont know where the dog handler came into it! lol


Yes i am a dog handler, I just seem to have the knack of being in the right place at the wrong time.
The fellow driving this car decided that rather than walk to the pub he'd drive.
His first evidentary blow was 77 and his second was 80 so he was getting drunker as time went by.
Most annoying thing was i had to stay at the station for 3 hours sorting him out when i could have been dealing with something way more important.
Reference Traffic Officers, i never fancied being one as the road traffic regulations you have to remember are a horrendous amount of data and my poor old brain doesn't store that much info anymore. :)
Nah, never interested in becoming a black rat, i'm not nasty enough either. :lol:
Working dogs is far more fun and i do so love the little furry so and so's. :wub:
The best thing about them is they can do the running after suspects and i get to save my poor ole legs (mostly).

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

:) lol, sounds like a sweet deal! :P, plus you get all the cred, and the dogs happy with a chew toy!

77/80, thats quite a blow! the best I have seen on TV is 136! I thought it was a record...

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

77/80, thats quite a blow! the best I have seen on TV is 136! I thought it was a record...


Was this not the one where the guy didn't seem drunk at all? (Clearly an alcoholic) Or was he another one..?

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

:) lol, sounds like a sweet deal! :P, plus you get all the cred, and the dogs happy with a chew toy!

77/80, thats quite a blow! the best I have seen on TV is 136! I thought it was a record...


When someone blows higher they are at a point when alcohol poisoning can hit.
Bear in mind that a fail breath sample llimit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 ml of breath which is a BAC of 0.08%.
A reading of 136 is nearly 4 times (3.88 actually) the limit or a BAC of approximately .30% which is at a level when death can occurr due to the body shutting down.
The person's heart can stop, breathing cease and a total shutdown of the nervous system.
Not good at all.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Not something you want to brag about, getting that drunk, if your even capable of bragging that is!

I think the one I saw, was a lorry driver, he drank 24/7 and as you said Ashleigh, he seemed perfectly fine, if it wasnt for the booze in the cab, the officers didnt even suspect him!

I like what my local council used to do, at christmas time, they used to place a stark reminder on the main roundabouts. Every year, you could see multiple cars that were involved in drink driving, where there was a serious collision, with either serious injury, or fatality. something like 4 cars per roundabout, and it really helps to hit home, its a shame though, I havent seen them do it for the last couple of years...

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

We did the crashed car display this christmas and got loads of calls asking if any parts off it were for sale :blink: .
Not exactly the point we were trying to make. :mellow:
Some people really don't get it.
I have the personal principle that if i'm driving i don't touch a drop.
Perfectly happy to sit in a bar or restaurant with a soft drink.
If all drink drivers were to see just one fatal drink related accident scene up close they would never drink again.
I've seen way to many in my time. :(

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

Don't see it being worth it drinking and driving.. Just had a mate who did it and wiped half a pub out and two cars, license taken off him and been put on tag.. Think I'd rather stick to the diet cokes and thats saying something!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

Think I'd rather stick to the diet cokes and thats saying something!


Too right. :)

Worst one i dealt with was someone had passed their license on a thursday, got drunk on a saturday to celebrate and promptly drove into another car, killing his girlfriend in the process.
No car, no license, a deceased girlfriend and a criminal record all in one fell swoop.
I think he learned that night. :unsure:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Yipes. If that isnt a story for the classroom I dont know what is!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

Having déjà-vu.
Just pulled another one who has only had his licence for 2 months and mounted a roundabout at 50mph in a 30 zone.
Blew 86 and 92.
Drunk and getting drunker as time passed.
What a lovely way to waste a misty Monday morning.
Poor dogs are getting severely hacked off.
Problem with drunks is they don't tend to run and this means no excuse to let the furry mantraps loose. :(

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

half one in the afternoon? wonder what the ocassion was... but two months after getting his license... brave and stupid!

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