Bournemouth EchoHusband and wife caught for drink driving in the same day (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Husband and wife caught for drink driving in the same day

Bournemouth Echo: SENTENCED: Kathryn Anne Mason Charles Fitch SENTENCED: Kathryn Anne Mason Charles Fitch

A HUSBAND and wife were both detained for drink driving after he went to her aid in a car crash, Bournemouth magistrates heard.

Charles Fitch, 75, was so worried when he was told his wife had been involved in an accident that he set off from his home to look for her, the court was told.

But when he arrived at the scene, police suspected he had been drinking and breath-tested him at the roadside.

Fitch did not know his wife, Kathryn Mason, had also been breathalysed and both were charged with offences, committed on Saturday December 14.

Court 4 of Bournemouth magistrates heard Fitch, a former aircraft engineer and company director, had an alcohol level of 62 – the legal limit is 35.

He admitted having “a couple of whiskies” and was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £400 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

Meanwhile in Court 3, 59-year-old Mason admitted to driving with an alcohol level of 74 – more than twice the legal limit – and was banned for 17 months, fined £350 and told to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £35.

The court was told Mason’s black Peugeot 207 was involved in a collision in Pinehurst Road, West Moors just after 9pm as she was returning home from a club.

Fitch went to look for her “slowly and carefully” in his Vauxhall Astra and was arrested after speaking to police officers on the A31, near the scene of the crash.

The couple live at Nouale Lane in Poulner, Ringwood.

They are two of the 65 people charged with drink and drug driving-related offences during the Dorset Police Christmas and New Year campaign against the offences.

Many have already appeared before magistrates in Bournemouth and Weymouth with more due to face the music during the rest of January.

Other cases dealt with by Bournemouth magistrates: Laura Jane Jackman, 24, from Wimborne, banned from driving for 17 months, £300 fine, £85 costs, £30 victim surcharge.

David James Norton, 34, of Poole, banned from driving for 17 months, £400 fine, £85 costs, £40 victim surcharge.

Thomas Jeffrey Horseman, 23, of New Milton, banned from driving for 18 months, £150 fine, £85 costs, £20 victim surcharge.

Colin Robert Brooker, 46, of Poole, banned from driving for 17 months, £300 fine, £85 costs, £30 victim surcharge.

Tyrone Lee Carter, 28, of Tedder Road, Bournemouth, banned from driving for 14 months, £200 fine, £85 costs, £20 victim surcharge Matthew Sherrin, 35, of Malmesbury Close, Christchurch, banned from driving for 12 months, £700 fine, £85 costs, £70 victim surcharge.

Anthony Badgley, 24, of Guildhill Road, Bournemouth, banned from drivng for 12 months, £300 fine, £30 victim surcharge.

Christopher Russell Henley, 29, of Clive Road, Bournemouth, banned from driving for 18 months, £300 fine, £85 costs, £30 victim surcharge.

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7:42am Fri 10 Jan 14

drJones says...

was reading this article and is on the road we live!
was reading this article and is on the road we live! drJones
  • Score: -16

7:43am Fri 10 Jan 14

ninjaspy says...

Why was she fined £50 less than the husband when she had a higher alcohol level???
Why was she fined £50 less than the husband when she had a higher alcohol level??? ninjaspy
  • Score: 47

7:46am Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

He looks a happy sober bunny.
He looks a happy sober bunny. BIGTONE
  • Score: 17

7:54am Fri 10 Jan 14

EGHH says...

FFS drivers know not drink and drive. why do these idiots do it. I love driving and wouldn't risk my licence! Now Insurance companies have access to the DVLA database let's hope those with drink driving convictions will get much higher premiums than those who have clean licences.
FFS drivers know not drink and drive. why do these idiots do it. I love driving and wouldn't risk my licence! Now Insurance companies have access to the DVLA database let's hope those with drink driving convictions will get much higher premiums than those who have clean licences. EGHH
  • Score: 46

7:58am Fri 10 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

The woman looks terrifying, no wonder he was drinking.
The woman looks terrifying, no wonder he was drinking. Hessenford
  • Score: 5

8:50am Fri 10 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

I love this site you know
I love this site you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -24

8:59am Fri 10 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to....
Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to.... speedy231278
  • Score: -10

9:13am Fri 10 Jan 14

Branksome Boy says...

Personally I think the car the person was driving should be crushed as well!
Personally I think the car the person was driving should be crushed as well! Branksome Boy
  • Score: 19

9:25am Fri 10 Jan 14

AdelaidePete says...

Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)
Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!) AdelaidePete
  • Score: -1

9:27am Fri 10 Jan 14

Old Colonial says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to....
It's a new 'tax' extracted whatever the offence.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to....[/p][/quote]It's a new 'tax' extracted whatever the offence. Old Colonial
  • Score: 10

9:28am Fri 10 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

So he was trying to get her away from the scene of the accident before the police got there but he failed.
So he was trying to get her away from the scene of the accident before the police got there but he failed. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 9

9:30am Fri 10 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

Older but not wiser!!!
Older but not wiser!!! suzigirl
  • Score: 11

9:42am Fri 10 Jan 14

we-shall-see says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to....
It all goes into a central government "pot" and is used to compensate victims of crime
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to....[/p][/quote]It all goes into a central government "pot" and is used to compensate victims of crime we-shall-see
  • Score: 14

9:47am Fri 10 Jan 14

rozmister says...

AdelaidePete wrote:
Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)
It would depend on your body's metabolism, your weight, etc. Personally I think the easiest way to guarantee you're under the limit is not drink, I'd even support a zero alcohol level policy (or very low such as 5 in case of alcohol traces in food, etc).
[quote][p][bold]AdelaidePete[/bold] wrote: Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)[/p][/quote]It would depend on your body's metabolism, your weight, etc. Personally I think the easiest way to guarantee you're under the limit is not drink, I'd even support a zero alcohol level policy (or very low such as 5 in case of alcohol traces in food, etc). rozmister
  • Score: 22

10:08am Fri 10 Jan 14

justme20092009 says...

send them strait to prison no excuses simples scum of the world
send them strait to prison no excuses simples scum of the world justme20092009
  • Score: -3

10:25am Fri 10 Jan 14

Repo says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to....
one example for you..........

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2431720/Nursing-stud
ent-Kristina-Chester
man-21-dies-drunk-dr
iver-hit-rode-bicycl
e-home.html
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Reports don't say who the 'victims' were that the surcharges apply to....[/p][/quote]one example for you.......... http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2431720/Nursing-stud ent-Kristina-Chester man-21-dies-drunk-dr iver-hit-rode-bicycl e-home.html Repo
  • Score: 9

11:37am Fri 10 Jan 14

Redgolfer says...

AdelaidePete wrote:
Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)
This question is WHY I think that we should adopt what the Swedish do, ZERO tolerance, if you have a drink you are over the limit, NO Doubts then and we all know the consequence's.
[quote][p][bold]AdelaidePete[/bold] wrote: Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)[/p][/quote]This question is WHY I think that we should adopt what the Swedish do, ZERO tolerance, if you have a drink you are over the limit, NO Doubts then and we all know the consequence's. Redgolfer
  • Score: 17

12:05pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Redgolfer wrote:
AdelaidePete wrote:
Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)
This question is WHY I think that we should adopt what the Swedish do, ZERO tolerance, if you have a drink you are over the limit, NO Doubts then and we all know the consequence's.
Hungary has a zero drink drive limit, offenders have their licences withdrawn on the spot, Estonia bought in strict new laws in 2009, measures included criminal proceedings against high end offenders, Norway laws are extremely strict, a driver detected with 0.8% bac, Legal in the UK, can expect a fine of £1000, licence loss for 20 months and 3 weeks in prison.
The United Kingdom is way behind other countries with drink drive laws, in this country the law dictates that any drive can drive after consuming a certain amount of alcohol, how is that in any way safe, the only way to remove any excuses from these constant dickheads is to remove the well rehearsed excuse of "I didn't think I would be over the limit" by introducing the zero limit or introduce such a low limit to take into account the alcohol content of foods and mouthwashes etc, then and only then may we see these people removed from the road much more.
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AdelaidePete[/bold] wrote: Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)[/p][/quote]This question is WHY I think that we should adopt what the Swedish do, ZERO tolerance, if you have a drink you are over the limit, NO Doubts then and we all know the consequence's.[/p][/quote]Hungary has a zero drink drive limit, offenders have their licences withdrawn on the spot, Estonia bought in strict new laws in 2009, measures included criminal proceedings against high end offenders, Norway laws are extremely strict, a driver detected with 0.8% bac, Legal in the UK, can expect a fine of £1000, licence loss for 20 months and 3 weeks in prison. The United Kingdom is way behind other countries with drink drive laws, in this country the law dictates that any drive can drive after consuming a certain amount of alcohol, how is that in any way safe, the only way to remove any excuses from these constant dickheads is to remove the well rehearsed excuse of "I didn't think I would be over the limit" by introducing the zero limit or introduce such a low limit to take into account the alcohol content of foods and mouthwashes etc, then and only then may we see these people removed from the road much more. Hessenford
  • Score: 12

1:47pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Quite sweet really doing things together after all these years
Quite sweet really doing things together after all these years kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 19

2:21pm Fri 10 Jan 14

rayc says...

justme20092009 wrote:
send them strait to prison no excuses simples scum of the world
That is what I thought of the Thames Valley PCSO who was more than twice over the drink driving limit whilst driving and on traffic duty outside a school.
He was reported by a motorist that he had stopped for a check.

There is No excuse is there?

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/news/uk-news/pcs
o-andrew-seston-arre
st-video-3001287
[quote][p][bold]justme20092009[/bold] wrote: send them strait to prison no excuses simples scum of the world[/p][/quote]That is what I thought of the Thames Valley PCSO who was more than twice over the drink driving limit whilst driving and on traffic duty outside a school. He was reported by a motorist that he had stopped for a check. There is No excuse is there? http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/pcs o-andrew-seston-arre st-video-3001287 rayc
  • Score: 8

2:30pm Fri 10 Jan 14

funkyferret says...

AdelaidePete wrote:
Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)
Possibly. The old "2 pints & you're OK" might have been OK 30 years ago when the typical pint was 2% strength. The typical pint is now nearer 4%, so drinking 1 pint & driving, yes, you would be over for about 3-4 hours PER PINT. That is the rule of thumb, but varies upon a persons, height, weight, metabolism, how hydrated they are, how well their liver is functioning, when they last ate / drank, how much they last ate / drank, whether they are taking any medications .. (Get the idea?)
There are just too many variables. The only sure way is Zero, (unless you think your safety & that of your passengers / car / everyone else on the road is worth it & the subsequent public humiliation?)
[quote][p][bold]AdelaidePete[/bold] wrote: Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)[/p][/quote]Possibly. The old "2 pints & you're OK" might have been OK 30 years ago when the typical pint was 2% strength. The typical pint is now nearer 4%, so drinking 1 pint & driving, yes, you would be over for about 3-4 hours PER PINT. That is the rule of thumb, but varies upon a persons, height, weight, metabolism, how hydrated they are, how well their liver is functioning, when they last ate / drank, how much they last ate / drank, whether they are taking any medications .. (Get the idea?) There are just too many variables. The only sure way is Zero, (unless you think your safety & that of your passengers / car / everyone else on the road is worth it & the subsequent public humiliation?) funkyferret
  • Score: 8

3:24pm Fri 10 Jan 14

simcal says...

justme20092009 wrote:
send them strait to prison no excuses simples scum of the world
Lock up everybody, as if it's not costing enough already!
[quote][p][bold]justme20092009[/bold] wrote: send them strait to prison no excuses simples scum of the world[/p][/quote]Lock up everybody, as if it's not costing enough already! simcal
  • Score: 4

5:40pm Fri 10 Jan 14

shoelace99 says...

Before going any further I would like to point out that I have absolutely zero tolerance for drink driving, however I am outraged by the petty nature of most peoples' ignorant comments on here - I'm sure you can all sit back and say you've never done a thing wrong a day in your lives. What an absolute treat to have earned the right to such smugness whilst clearly having near perfect reflections to admire in the mirror.

Or perhaps you should get real, realise that good people sometimes do bad things and should not be publicly hauled over the coals for it whilst (for example) paedophiles and the like have the right to anonymity within their local community. And whilst you're at it I suggest a quick glance over the English dictionary to brush up on your spelling and punctuation; it would be time well spent.
Before going any further I would like to point out that I have absolutely zero tolerance for drink driving, however I am outraged by the petty nature of most peoples' ignorant comments on here - I'm sure you can all sit back and say you've never done a thing wrong a day in your lives. What an absolute treat to have earned the right to such smugness whilst clearly having near perfect reflections to admire in the mirror. Or perhaps you should get real, realise that good people sometimes do bad things and should not be publicly hauled over the coals for it whilst (for example) paedophiles and the like have the right to anonymity within their local community. And whilst you're at it I suggest a quick glance over the English dictionary to brush up on your spelling and punctuation; it would be time well spent. shoelace99
  • Score: 14

6:47pm Fri 10 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Always amuses me how people get so outraged on poor grammar and incorrect spelling puntuasion ets
have you troyd growing a pear george
...
Always amuses me how people get so outraged on poor grammar and incorrect spelling puntuasion ets have you troyd growing a pear george ... nickynoodah
  • Score: -8

7:03pm Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I love this site you know
So do we......
We get to use our negative votes.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I love this site you know[/p][/quote]So do we...... We get to use our negative votes. BIGTONE
  • Score: 7

7:45pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Arthur Maureen says...

BIGTONE wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
I love this site you know
So do we......
We get to use our negative votes.
Bigtoe or whatever you name is, your boring.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I love this site you know[/p][/quote]So do we...... We get to use our negative votes.[/p][/quote]Bigtoe or whatever you name is, your boring. Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -11

10:46pm Fri 10 Jan 14

AdelaidePete says...

Thanks Rosmister and Funkyferret, I have to agree zero is best. It's just that I visit once a year and genuinely wanted to know what that 35 was and how easy it is to go over.
Thanks Rosmister and Funkyferret, I have to agree zero is best. It's just that I visit once a year and genuinely wanted to know what that 35 was and how easy it is to go over. AdelaidePete
  • Score: 6

8:19am Sat 11 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

This link as been hijacked .by someone with no interest in debate
This link as been hijacked .by someone with no interest in debate kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -5

9:30am Sat 11 Jan 14

rudestickers says...

Keep naming and shaming these selfish saddo's! quite interesting how many people have no respect for anything other than themselves.
Keep naming and shaming these selfish saddo's! quite interesting how many people have no respect for anything other than themselves. rudestickers
  • Score: 2

9:51am Sat 11 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

funkyferret wrote:
AdelaidePete wrote:
Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)
Possibly. The old "2 pints & you're OK" might have been OK 30 years ago when the typical pint was 2% strength. The typical pint is now nearer 4%, so drinking 1 pint & driving, yes, you would be over for about 3-4 hours PER PINT. That is the rule of thumb, but varies upon a persons, height, weight, metabolism, how hydrated they are, how well their liver is functioning, when they last ate / drank, how much they last ate / drank, whether they are taking any medications .. (Get the idea?)
There are just too many variables. The only sure way is Zero, (unless you think your safety & that of your passengers / car / everyone else on the road is worth it & the subsequent public humiliation?)
2%? nearer 4%? Over the limit for 3-4 hours after 1 pint?!

Do you actually believe that nonsense?
[quote][p][bold]funkyferret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AdelaidePete[/bold] wrote: Legal limit 35.... 35 what? Would a pint of beer put me over? (A genuine question!)[/p][/quote]Possibly. The old "2 pints & you're OK" might have been OK 30 years ago when the typical pint was 2% strength. The typical pint is now nearer 4%, so drinking 1 pint & driving, yes, you would be over for about 3-4 hours PER PINT. That is the rule of thumb, but varies upon a persons, height, weight, metabolism, how hydrated they are, how well their liver is functioning, when they last ate / drank, how much they last ate / drank, whether they are taking any medications .. (Get the idea?) There are just too many variables. The only sure way is Zero, (unless you think your safety & that of your passengers / car / everyone else on the road is worth it & the subsequent public humiliation?)[/p][/quote]2%? nearer 4%? Over the limit for 3-4 hours after 1 pint?! Do you actually believe that nonsense? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 2

10:40am Sun 12 Jan 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

The man's face....brilliant. Talk about a miserable old git
The man's face....brilliant. Talk about a miserable old git Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: 2

10:48am Sun 12 Jan 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

What a couple of prize chumps - and if I was her I would be drinking heavily living with a misery like he is. I live round the corner from Nouale Lane and it only has about 4 houses on it...wonder which one they live in.
What a couple of prize chumps - and if I was her I would be drinking heavily living with a misery like he is. I live round the corner from Nouale Lane and it only has about 4 houses on it...wonder which one they live in. Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: 3

4:16pm Mon 13 Jan 14

rozmister says...

shoelace99 wrote:
Before going any further I would like to point out that I have absolutely zero tolerance for drink driving, however I am outraged by the petty nature of most peoples' ignorant comments on here - I'm sure you can all sit back and say you've never done a thing wrong a day in your lives. What an absolute treat to have earned the right to such smugness whilst clearly having near perfect reflections to admire in the mirror. Or perhaps you should get real, realise that good people sometimes do bad things and should not be publicly hauled over the coals for it whilst (for example) paedophiles and the like have the right to anonymity within their local community. And whilst you're at it I suggest a quick glance over the English dictionary to brush up on your spelling and punctuation; it would be time well spent.
Paedophiles do not have the right to anonymity unless revealing their identity could expose their victim's identity. You only have to look at the numerous reports of paedophiles in court in this paper to see that your statement is factualy incorrect.
[quote][p][bold]shoelace99[/bold] wrote: Before going any further I would like to point out that I have absolutely zero tolerance for drink driving, however I am outraged by the petty nature of most peoples' ignorant comments on here - I'm sure you can all sit back and say you've never done a thing wrong a day in your lives. What an absolute treat to have earned the right to such smugness whilst clearly having near perfect reflections to admire in the mirror. Or perhaps you should get real, realise that good people sometimes do bad things and should not be publicly hauled over the coals for it whilst (for example) paedophiles and the like have the right to anonymity within their local community. And whilst you're at it I suggest a quick glance over the English dictionary to brush up on your spelling and punctuation; it would be time well spent.[/p][/quote]Paedophiles do not have the right to anonymity unless revealing their identity could expose their victim's identity. You only have to look at the numerous reports of paedophiles in court in this paper to see that your statement is factualy incorrect. rozmister
  • Score: 5

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