Named and shamed: the drink drivers caught putting lives at risk over Christmas

Bournemouth Echo: NAMED AND SHAMED: Ben Moores NAMED AND SHAMED: Ben Moores

DRINK drivers caught putting lives at risk over Christmas and New Year have started to appear in court to face the consequences.

A total of 65 people across Dorset were charged with drink or drug driving-related offences committed between December 1 and January 1.

The Daily Echo has joined forces with Dorset Police to name and shame all those convicted.

Today, in the first of a series of articles, we feature offenders between the ages of 18 and 52 caught as police stepped up patrols on the county’s roads.

Ben Moores, 19, of Mallard Road, Bournemouth, told the town’s magistrates being caught for drink driving “cost me a lot more than money”, revealing he had lost his job as a roofer and fallen out with his family as a result.

The court heard Moores was found to have consumed more than twice the legal limit after falling off his motorbike at the roundabout at the junction of Wellington Road and Holdenhurst Roads in Bournemouth in the early hours of December 5.

He admitted the offence and was banned from driving for 18 months, fined £150 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

David Beardall, 18, of West Street, Wimborne, apologised to the court when he pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit. He was banned for 18 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

James Punter, 37, from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk was banned for 17 months and fined £600 after being caught driving a Mercedes on the A35 at Lytchett Minster on December 10.

Punter, who works in Dorset, told the court: “I made a massive mistake. I never drink and drive – I apologise.” He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Neil Williamson, 52, of Cavendish Road, Bournemouth, admitted driving a Ford Transit on Commercial Road, Poole while over the limit but said he had not been drinking since 8pm the previous day.

He was banned from driving for three years, fined £100 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

n A number of people have also appeared before magistrates in Weymouth. Stuart Knight, 41, of Officer’s Field, Portland, Nathan Smith, 26, of Doulton Close, Weymouth, Samuel Bunney, 25, of Lindisfarne, Powerstock, and Jake Zak Mackay, 22, of Sackmore Lane, Marnhull, were all banned from driving.

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5:50am Tue 7 Jan 14

hamworthygirl says...

That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.
That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 6

5:56am Tue 7 Jan 14

user_name says...

Punter, who works in Dorset, told the court: “I made a massive mistake. I never drink and drive "- Well clearly you do.
Punter, who works in Dorset, told the court: “I made a massive mistake. I never drink and drive "- Well clearly you do. user_name
  • Score: 68

6:54am Tue 7 Jan 14

High Treason says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.
If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned.
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.[/p][/quote]If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned. High Treason
  • Score: 80

7:16am Tue 7 Jan 14

hamworthygirl says...

High Treason wrote:
hamworthygirl wrote:
That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.
If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned.
we did report them still dint stop him even after he was caught again and yes it would bother me as a drunk driver wrecked our car.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.[/p][/quote]If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned.[/p][/quote]we did report them still dint stop him even after he was caught again and yes it would bother me as a drunk driver wrecked our car. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 32

7:16am Tue 7 Jan 14

hamworthygirl says...

High Treason wrote:
hamworthygirl wrote:
That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.
If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned.
we did report them still dint stop him even after he was caught again and yes it would bother me as a drunk driver wrecked our car.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.[/p][/quote]If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned.[/p][/quote]we did report them still dint stop him even after he was caught again and yes it would bother me as a drunk driver wrecked our car. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 3

7:16am Tue 7 Jan 14

hamworthygirl says...

High Treason wrote:
hamworthygirl wrote:
That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.
If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned.
we did report them still dint stop him even after he was caught again and yes it would bother me as a drunk driver wrecked our car.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: That all well and good but will they keep to the ban and also not drink and drive in the future. I know someone who was banned and still drove for the whole 2 yr ban.[/p][/quote]If that is the case you should have reported that someone. Or would it not bother you if they had killed someone whilst being banned.[/p][/quote]we did report them still dint stop him even after he was caught again and yes it would bother me as a drunk driver wrecked our car. hamworthygirl
  • Score: -6

7:19am Tue 7 Jan 14

rudestickers says...

At last. Naming and shaming is fabulous. At least we know who the wreckless, selfish alkies are. Keep the names coming. Hopefully public humiliation will be a deterrent.
At last. Naming and shaming is fabulous. At least we know who the wreckless, selfish alkies are. Keep the names coming. Hopefully public humiliation will be a deterrent. rudestickers
  • Score: 31

7:35am Tue 7 Jan 14

Chris the plumber says...

its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" .
Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes.
its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" . Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes. Chris the plumber
  • Score: -7

7:53am Tue 7 Jan 14

misplacedspaniard says...

James Punter looks like Jeremy Kyle....

'Drink driver. THAT WAY'
James Punter looks like Jeremy Kyle.... 'Drink driver. THAT WAY' misplacedspaniard
  • Score: -1

8:05am Tue 7 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Sounds like all of the posters on here this morning
have been on the beer
the police are doing a great job you know
Sounds like all of the posters on here this morning have been on the beer the police are doing a great job you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -23

8:09am Tue 7 Jan 14

funkyferret says...

Although the Echo claims this is new, these details always have been available - it's a public court.
Good on the Echo for highlighting this persistent menace - this goes on all day every year. Given the spread of web access & social media, I can't think it's not akin to bringing back the stocks though.
....now THERE'S an idea!
Although the Echo claims this is new, these details always have been available - it's a public court. Good on the Echo for highlighting this persistent menace - this goes on all day every year. Given the spread of web access & social media, I can't think it's not akin to bringing back the stocks though. ....now THERE'S an idea! funkyferret
  • Score: 2

8:13am Tue 7 Jan 14

we-shall-see says...

Chris the plumber wrote:
its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" .
Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes.
Unfortunately, shopping a speeding driver is prone to fall at the first hurdle - mainly because if the Police don't witness it, nothing gets done. Joe Public cannot give an accurate judge of speed and the Police don't take any notice of us - I know as I have shopped someone who regularly drives at speeds of *in my guess* - over 60 mph in a 30 zone using the road as a race track with his mates - up and down for up to an hour at a time, but the Police don't even send a car out to look for them.

I've even shopped someone on the motorway for speeding past me so fast I could barely see what make of car he was driving (I was doing 70 myself!) and again they said they had no one to come out …..

We need more coppers on the streets, whether on foot or in cars looking for drivers going too fast and until this happens speeding will never get the same anti-social thumbs down as drink driving.

Sure they have random speed checks every now and again to clamp down on it, but for the few who get caught, there are many more who don't every single day - and the recent spate of accidents in heavy rain with cars aqua-planing is testament to this.
[quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" . Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, shopping a speeding driver is prone to fall at the first hurdle - mainly because if the Police don't witness it, nothing gets done. Joe Public cannot give an accurate judge of speed and the Police don't take any notice of us - I know as I have shopped someone who regularly drives at speeds of *in my guess* - over 60 mph in a 30 zone using the road as a race track with his mates - up and down for up to an hour at a time, but the Police don't even send a car out to look for them. I've even shopped someone on the motorway for speeding past me so fast I could barely see what make of car he was driving (I was doing 70 myself!) and again they said they had no one to come out ….. We need more coppers on the streets, whether on foot or in cars looking for drivers going too fast and until this happens speeding will never get the same anti-social thumbs down as drink driving. Sure they have random speed checks every now and again to clamp down on it, but for the few who get caught, there are many more who don't every single day - and the recent spate of accidents in heavy rain with cars aqua-planing is testament to this. we-shall-see
  • Score: 1

8:15am Tue 7 Jan 14

spooki says...

Why is there such a difference in driving bans?
It's easy really isn't it, if you're driving, don't drink alcohol! Especially if your job relies on you being able to drive!
Why is there such a difference in driving bans? It's easy really isn't it, if you're driving, don't drink alcohol! Especially if your job relies on you being able to drive! spooki
  • Score: 24

8:44am Tue 7 Jan 14

funkyferret says...

spooki wrote:
Why is there such a difference in driving bans?
It's easy really isn't it, if you're driving, don't drink alcohol! Especially if your job relies on you being able to drive!
Previous convictions for drink-driving, differences in lifestyle & disposable incomes, differing amounts over the limit.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Why is there such a difference in driving bans? It's easy really isn't it, if you're driving, don't drink alcohol! Especially if your job relies on you being able to drive![/p][/quote]Previous convictions for drink-driving, differences in lifestyle & disposable incomes, differing amounts over the limit. funkyferret
  • Score: 11

8:44am Tue 7 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

While the laws in this country state it is acceptable to drive with some alcohol in a drivers system this will never be stopped, if the law was serious about drink driving it should be zero or at least be lowered even further so that there is no excuse.
While the laws in this country state it is acceptable to drive with some alcohol in a drivers system this will never be stopped, if the law was serious about drink driving it should be zero or at least be lowered even further so that there is no excuse. Hessenford
  • Score: 10

8:47am Tue 7 Jan 14

Chris the plumber says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Chris the plumber wrote:
its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" .
Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes.
Unfortunately, shopping a speeding driver is prone to fall at the first hurdle - mainly because if the Police don't witness it, nothing gets done. Joe Public cannot give an accurate judge of speed and the Police don't take any notice of us - I know as I have shopped someone who regularly drives at speeds of *in my guess* - over 60 mph in a 30 zone using the road as a race track with his mates - up and down for up to an hour at a time, but the Police don't even send a car out to look for them.

I've even shopped someone on the motorway for speeding past me so fast I could barely see what make of car he was driving (I was doing 70 myself!) and again they said they had no one to come out …..

We need more coppers on the streets, whether on foot or in cars looking for drivers going too fast and until this happens speeding will never get the same anti-social thumbs down as drink driving.

Sure they have random speed checks every now and again to clamp down on it, but for the few who get caught, there are many more who don't every single day - and the recent spate of accidents in heavy rain with cars aqua-planing is testament to this.
indeed you can report some who regularly drive at an antisocial speed
at worst the culprit can lose their car. As for the police not doing anything about it just persist and as I did once ... go to the police station ( if you can find one open) and report it and take the reporting officers number! they will do something even if it is only having a word with the driver.
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" . Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, shopping a speeding driver is prone to fall at the first hurdle - mainly because if the Police don't witness it, nothing gets done. Joe Public cannot give an accurate judge of speed and the Police don't take any notice of us - I know as I have shopped someone who regularly drives at speeds of *in my guess* - over 60 mph in a 30 zone using the road as a race track with his mates - up and down for up to an hour at a time, but the Police don't even send a car out to look for them. I've even shopped someone on the motorway for speeding past me so fast I could barely see what make of car he was driving (I was doing 70 myself!) and again they said they had no one to come out ….. We need more coppers on the streets, whether on foot or in cars looking for drivers going too fast and until this happens speeding will never get the same anti-social thumbs down as drink driving. Sure they have random speed checks every now and again to clamp down on it, but for the few who get caught, there are many more who don't every single day - and the recent spate of accidents in heavy rain with cars aqua-planing is testament to this.[/p][/quote]indeed you can report some who regularly drive at an antisocial speed at worst the culprit can lose their car. As for the police not doing anything about it just persist and as I did once ... go to the police station ( if you can find one open) and report it and take the reporting officers number! they will do something even if it is only having a word with the driver. Chris the plumber
  • Score: 1

8:52am Tue 7 Jan 14

hampreston harriet says...

Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water?
Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water? hampreston harriet
  • Score: 7

8:57am Tue 7 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

hampreston harriet wrote:
Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water?
I think drunk drivers was the subject here which is a little more serious than idiots driving through flood water.
[quote][p][bold]hampreston harriet[/bold] wrote: Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water?[/p][/quote]I think drunk drivers was the subject here which is a little more serious than idiots driving through flood water. Hessenford
  • Score: 26

9:03am Tue 7 Jan 14

Pablo23 says...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men.
Why no women drink drivers?

Discuss.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss. Pablo23
  • Score: 3

9:27am Tue 7 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

Pablo23 wrote:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men.
Why no women drink drivers?

Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D BarrHumbug
  • Score: 52

9:33am Tue 7 Jan 14

Dibbles2 says...

Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.
Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift. Dibbles2
  • Score: 6

9:40am Tue 7 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Sounds like all of the posters on here this morning
have been on the beer
the police are doing a great job you know
They're not doing a great job.......they ain't banged you up yet.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Sounds like all of the posters on here this morning have been on the beer the police are doing a great job you know[/p][/quote]They're not doing a great job.......they ain't banged you up yet. BIGTONE
  • Score: 9

9:41am Tue 7 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.
Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.[/p][/quote]Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe. Hessenford
  • Score: 8

10:21am Tue 7 Jan 14

downmoor.ch63 says...

you are also as guilty as him for not reporting him, he will drink and drive again, and its your duty to report any road safety issues.
you are also as guilty as him for not reporting him, he will drink and drive again, and its your duty to report any road safety issues. downmoor.ch63
  • Score: 4

10:30am Tue 7 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
MCP!
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D[/p][/quote]MCP! suzigirl
  • Score: -7

10:35am Tue 7 Jan 14

Dibbles2 says...

Hessenford wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.
Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.
Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.[/p][/quote]Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.[/p][/quote]Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid. Dibbles2
  • Score: 5

10:46am Tue 7 Jan 14

roro08 says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Chris the plumber wrote:
its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" .
Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes.
Unfortunately, shopping a speeding driver is prone to fall at the first hurdle - mainly because if the Police don't witness it, nothing gets done. Joe Public cannot give an accurate judge of speed and the Police don't take any notice of us - I know as I have shopped someone who regularly drives at speeds of *in my guess* - over 60 mph in a 30 zone using the road as a race track with his mates - up and down for up to an hour at a time, but the Police don't even send a car out to look for them.

I've even shopped someone on the motorway for speeding past me so fast I could barely see what make of car he was driving (I was doing 70 myself!) and again they said they had no one to come out …..

We need more coppers on the streets, whether on foot or in cars looking for drivers going too fast and until this happens speeding will never get the same anti-social thumbs down as drink driving.

Sure they have random speed checks every now and again to clamp down on it, but for the few who get caught, there are many more who don't every single day - and the recent spate of accidents in heavy rain with cars aqua-planing is testament to this.
Sounds like you live next to Santa Pod. Of course the police won't send people out to a car speeding on the motorway, that car would be in the next county by the time a police car had been dispatched. And how could you of got the car details if you barely got the make?

I followed a car up the M3 the other day who braked hard whenever aquaplaning putting everyone around him at risk, sat in the far right lane. The problem is incompetence all round.
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: its good we all think driving under the influence is anti social and we are all willing to "shop a drink driver" . Next on the list is speeding but alas it seems this will take a long time and many will die before before we take a number plate and report this dangerous and anti social offence . It would seem even the law dos`nt take it serious yet with one man amassing 45 speeding points on his licence and still not banned. . there are even web sites that encourage this offence so now is the time to change attitudes.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, shopping a speeding driver is prone to fall at the first hurdle - mainly because if the Police don't witness it, nothing gets done. Joe Public cannot give an accurate judge of speed and the Police don't take any notice of us - I know as I have shopped someone who regularly drives at speeds of *in my guess* - over 60 mph in a 30 zone using the road as a race track with his mates - up and down for up to an hour at a time, but the Police don't even send a car out to look for them. I've even shopped someone on the motorway for speeding past me so fast I could barely see what make of car he was driving (I was doing 70 myself!) and again they said they had no one to come out ….. We need more coppers on the streets, whether on foot or in cars looking for drivers going too fast and until this happens speeding will never get the same anti-social thumbs down as drink driving. Sure they have random speed checks every now and again to clamp down on it, but for the few who get caught, there are many more who don't every single day - and the recent spate of accidents in heavy rain with cars aqua-planing is testament to this.[/p][/quote]Sounds like you live next to Santa Pod. Of course the police won't send people out to a car speeding on the motorway, that car would be in the next county by the time a police car had been dispatched. And how could you of got the car details if you barely got the make? I followed a car up the M3 the other day who braked hard whenever aquaplaning putting everyone around him at risk, sat in the far right lane. The problem is incompetence all round. roro08
  • Score: 7

10:55am Tue 7 Jan 14

nosuchluck54 says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.
Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.
Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid.
Dibbles2 I see you've also noticed the serial trolls !
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.[/p][/quote]Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.[/p][/quote]Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid.[/p][/quote]Dibbles2 I see you've also noticed the serial trolls ! nosuchluck54
  • Score: 2

11:00am Tue 7 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

All these 'victim surcharges', yet in the incidents mentioned, the only victims were the idiots who were over the limit. So, we're even taxing fines these days! Is there nothing this government won't tax? Perhaps instead of this stupid surcharge, the offender should be made to make a donation to charity, rather than the sum end up presumably swallowed somewhere in the treasury?
All these 'victim surcharges', yet in the incidents mentioned, the only victims were the idiots who were over the limit. So, we're even taxing fines these days! Is there nothing this government won't tax? Perhaps instead of this stupid surcharge, the offender should be made to make a donation to charity, rather than the sum end up presumably swallowed somewhere in the treasury? speedy231278
  • Score: -5

11:41am Tue 7 Jan 14

BournemouthMum says...

Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis.

They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.
Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 23

11:42am Tue 7 Jan 14

John T says...

spooki wrote:
Why is there such a difference in driving bans?
It's easy really isn't it, if you're driving, don't drink alcohol! Especially if your job relies on you being able to drive!
Because the Mercedes driver can afford a better lawyer to represent him, and he said 'I never drink and drive',
So, obviously, you get a lesser sentence if you are rich and commit perjury.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Why is there such a difference in driving bans? It's easy really isn't it, if you're driving, don't drink alcohol! Especially if your job relies on you being able to drive![/p][/quote]Because the Mercedes driver can afford a better lawyer to represent him, and he said 'I never drink and drive', So, obviously, you get a lesser sentence if you are rich and commit perjury. John T
  • Score: 9

12:16pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.
Moron. Anonymity.....pot kettle Black, Bournemouth Mum. I feel sorry for your kids.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.[/p][/quote]Moron. Anonymity.....pot kettle Black, Bournemouth Mum. I feel sorry for your kids. SympatheticSam
  • Score: -11

12:49pm Tue 7 Jan 14

shaft says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote: Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.
Moron. Anonymity.....pot kettle Black, Bournemouth Mum. I feel sorry for your kids.
I can only assume Bmth Mum from your statement you must be servicing a ban yourself O the bitter pill.
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.[/p][/quote]Moron. Anonymity.....pot kettle Black, Bournemouth Mum. I feel sorry for your kids.[/p][/quote]I can only assume Bmth Mum from your statement you must be servicing a ban yourself O the bitter pill. shaft
  • Score: 1

12:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

suzigirl wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
MCP!
No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up!
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D[/p][/quote]MCP![/p][/quote]No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 17

1:02pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Dorset Logic says...

hampreston harriet wrote:
Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water?
um really.
[quote][p][bold]hampreston harriet[/bold] wrote: Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water?[/p][/quote]um really. Dorset Logic
  • Score: 2

1:13pm Tue 7 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis.

They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.
Nothing is a hanging offence in this country any more. Jog on now.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.[/p][/quote]Nothing is a hanging offence in this country any more. Jog on now. speedy231278
  • Score: -3

1:21pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Pablo23 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
MCP!
No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up!
Why were you doing the washing up?
Single I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D[/p][/quote]MCP![/p][/quote]No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up![/p][/quote]Why were you doing the washing up? Single I suppose. Pablo23
  • Score: -5

1:23pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Repo says...

speedy231278 wrote:
All these 'victim surcharges', yet in the incidents mentioned, the only victims were the idiots who were over the limit. So, we're even taxing fines these days! Is there nothing this government won't tax? Perhaps instead of this stupid surcharge, the offender should be made to make a donation to charity, rather than the sum end up presumably swallowed somewhere in the treasury?
Victim surcharges go into a general fund to support victims of crimes and their families. Murder, Rape, Child Abuse and uninsured accident victims may be the beneficiaries of these funds. Still think its trivial ?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: All these 'victim surcharges', yet in the incidents mentioned, the only victims were the idiots who were over the limit. So, we're even taxing fines these days! Is there nothing this government won't tax? Perhaps instead of this stupid surcharge, the offender should be made to make a donation to charity, rather than the sum end up presumably swallowed somewhere in the treasury?[/p][/quote]Victim surcharges go into a general fund to support victims of crimes and their families. Murder, Rape, Child Abuse and uninsured accident victims may be the beneficiaries of these funds. Still think its trivial ? Repo
  • Score: 12

1:35pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

Pablo23 wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
MCP!
No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up!
Why were you doing the washing up?
Single I suppose.
No, I just get get carried away with the festive charitable spirit this time of year and offer to do it on christmas day, she then remembers why she didn't ask me to do it the rest of the year and thats me off the hook for another twelve months ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D[/p][/quote]MCP![/p][/quote]No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up![/p][/quote]Why were you doing the washing up? Single I suppose.[/p][/quote]No, I just get get carried away with the festive charitable spirit this time of year and offer to do it on christmas day, she then remembers why she didn't ask me to do it the rest of the year and thats me off the hook for another twelve months ;-) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 6

1:35pm Tue 7 Jan 14

dylexic bobert says...

It's not speeding that's the issue it's all these pensioners pooling around at 20 miles an hour that's the real problem in this town.Why can't you stay at home and only drive after 2 in the morning.Drives me mad . Should be compulsory to retake your test at 65 and then every 5 years after that . Would clear the roads of all these infirm docile old dodderers that clog up the conurbation with their uber slow driving.Mobility scooters on the road do not get me started. .......
It's not speeding that's the issue it's all these pensioners pooling around at 20 miles an hour that's the real problem in this town.Why can't you stay at home and only drive after 2 in the morning.Drives me mad . Should be compulsory to retake your test at 65 and then every 5 years after that . Would clear the roads of all these infirm docile old dodderers that clog up the conurbation with their uber slow driving.Mobility scooters on the road do not get me started. ....... dylexic bobert
  • Score: -4

1:42pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

dylexic bobert wrote:
It's not speeding that's the issue it's all these pensioners pooling around at 20 miles an hour that's the real problem in this town.Why can't you stay at home and only drive after 2 in the morning.Drives me mad . Should be compulsory to retake your test at 65 and then every 5 years after that . Would clear the roads of all these infirm docile old dodderers that clog up the conurbation with their uber slow driving.Mobility scooters on the road do not get me started. .......
And why can't they get a colour TV licence like everyone else!
[quote][p][bold]dylexic bobert[/bold] wrote: It's not speeding that's the issue it's all these pensioners pooling around at 20 miles an hour that's the real problem in this town.Why can't you stay at home and only drive after 2 in the morning.Drives me mad . Should be compulsory to retake your test at 65 and then every 5 years after that . Would clear the roads of all these infirm docile old dodderers that clog up the conurbation with their uber slow driving.Mobility scooters on the road do not get me started. .......[/p][/quote]And why can't they get a colour TV licence like everyone else! BarrHumbug
  • Score: -3

2:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

shytorque says...

rudestickers wrote:
At last. Naming and shaming is fabulous. At least we know who the wreckless, selfish alkies are. Keep the names coming. Hopefully public humiliation will be a deterrent.
Reckless*
[quote][p][bold]rudestickers[/bold] wrote: At last. Naming and shaming is fabulous. At least we know who the wreckless, selfish alkies are. Keep the names coming. Hopefully public humiliation will be a deterrent.[/p][/quote]Reckless* shytorque
  • Score: 4

2:09pm Tue 7 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
MCP!
No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up!
Is that what it is called? Hope you don't bruise your knuckles going back into your cave!
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D[/p][/quote]MCP![/p][/quote]No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up![/p][/quote]Is that what it is called? Hope you don't bruise your knuckles going back into your cave! suzigirl
  • Score: -9

2:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.
Agreed that both drink drivers and reckless sobre drivers are a menace on our roads, but the arrogance and recklessness of the drink driver begins when they decide to get in the car in the first place and therefore everything from that point on is a worsening of the offence. At least the reckless sobre driver starts his journey with a clean state and from that point on chooses with a sobre mind to descend into reckless illegalities.

Sadly I lost my best friend to a drink driver when I was 14 so I have no time for them.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.[/p][/quote]Agreed that both drink drivers and reckless sobre drivers are a menace on our roads, but the arrogance and recklessness of the drink driver begins when they decide to get in the car in the first place and therefore everything from that point on is a worsening of the offence. At least the reckless sobre driver starts his journey with a clean state and from that point on chooses with a sobre mind to descend into reckless illegalities. Sadly I lost my best friend to a drink driver when I was 14 so I have no time for them. cherrygood
  • Score: 9

2:50pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.
Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.
Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid.
Arrested for drink driving when mot driving. I still don't think so, methinks you fantasise a little, unless of course you were the fool and drove a car while drunk.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.[/p][/quote]Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.[/p][/quote]Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid.[/p][/quote]Arrested for drink driving when mot driving. I still don't think so, methinks you fantasise a little, unless of course you were the fool and drove a car while drunk. Hessenford
  • Score: 5

2:56pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

nosuchluck54 wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.
Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.
Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid.
Dibbles2 I see you've also noticed the serial trolls !
No a troll in any way, I have taken a friends keys to prevent him from driving and then we all got a cab home, I was never arrested for drink driving as I didn't drive and certainly not arrested for theft of car keys.
I think Dibbles has an axe to grind with the police and for not turning up and has used this made up story to push a point.
As far as trolls go, must be people like you who pass judgement on others without actually commenting on the story in hand.
[quote][p][bold]nosuchluck54[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Surely the 18 year old will have to take a retest now as he will have lost his licence and not just been banned. They are only allowed 6 points in the first 2 years of driving. Good to see something proactive being done. In regards to shopping drink drivers I have done so many a time and actually reported to a police officer of someone in my pub getting into a car which was still parked with the engine running and the dopey sod still didnt manage to catch him! On another note my friend confiscated a friends car keys to prevent her from driving and they got a lift home and Dorset police later arrested HER for drink driving and theft of car keys. How does that work? The car hadnt moved and she had to sit in the cells for 6 hours humiliated when she had done the sensible thing and got a lift.[/p][/quote]Done for drink driving when not driving and theft of car keys, I find that very hard to believe.[/p][/quote]Did I say that she was"Done?" I said she was arrested you fool. You clearly have too much time on your hands as all you do is criticise on here. READ before getting on your high horse and making yourself look stupid.[/p][/quote]Dibbles2 I see you've also noticed the serial trolls ![/p][/quote]No a troll in any way, I have taken a friends keys to prevent him from driving and then we all got a cab home, I was never arrested for drink driving as I didn't drive and certainly not arrested for theft of car keys. I think Dibbles has an axe to grind with the police and for not turning up and has used this made up story to push a point. As far as trolls go, must be people like you who pass judgement on others without actually commenting on the story in hand. Hessenford
  • Score: 5

3:03pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis.

They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.
Only marginally over the limit, you idiot, fact, one drink impairs driving skills and reaction time, British Medical Association tests have proved that we are 10 times more likely to have an accident when driving at the current drink drive limit and you're making light of these idiots being only marginally over the limit, muppet.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.[/p][/quote]Only marginally over the limit, you idiot, fact, one drink impairs driving skills and reaction time, British Medical Association tests have proved that we are 10 times more likely to have an accident when driving at the current drink drive limit and you're making light of these idiots being only marginally over the limit, muppet. Hessenford
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

hampreston harriet says...

Hessenford wrote:
hampreston harriet wrote:
Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water?
I think drunk drivers was the subject here which is a little more serious than idiots driving through flood water.
Not necessarily. Both can cause accidents through their stupid, thoughtless behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hampreston harriet[/bold] wrote: Now we've started the ball rolling can we please name and shame the idiots who are putting their own and others' lives at risk by ignoring Road Closed signs and driving through deep flood water?[/p][/quote]I think drunk drivers was the subject here which is a little more serious than idiots driving through flood water.[/p][/quote]Not necessarily. Both can cause accidents through their stupid, thoughtless behaviour. hampreston harriet
  • Score: 2

3:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

nosuchluck54 says...

Pretty severe case of pot,kettle black from one poster it seems
Pretty severe case of pot,kettle black from one poster it seems nosuchluck54
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Pablo23 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
MCP!
No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up!
Why were you doing the washing up?
Single I suppose.
No, I just get get carried away with the festive charitable spirit this time of year and offer to do it on christmas day, she then remembers why she didn't ask me to do it the rest of the year and thats me off the hook for another twelve months ;-)
That is charitable. I hope it was appreciated
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D[/p][/quote]MCP![/p][/quote]No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up![/p][/quote]Why were you doing the washing up? Single I suppose.[/p][/quote]No, I just get get carried away with the festive charitable spirit this time of year and offer to do it on christmas day, she then remembers why she didn't ask me to do it the rest of the year and thats me off the hook for another twelve months ;-)[/p][/quote]That is charitable. I hope it was appreciated Pablo23
  • Score: 4

8:59pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Understated says...

Pablo23 wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Pablo23 wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.
Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D
MCP!
No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up!
Why were you doing the washing up?
Single I suppose.
No, I just get get carried away with the festive charitable spirit this time of year and offer to do it on christmas day, she then remembers why she didn't ask me to do it the rest of the year and thats me off the hook for another twelve months ;-)
That is charitable. I hope it was appreciated
all he did was admit he is lazy enough to want to get out of doing washing up. women dont enjoy doing it any more than guys. if she started being lazy with it he would probably kick her out and find a young fit blonde with no brains to wash up and make sandwiches .. (yeah right. like that would ever happen)

so really its a "win/win" situation in his eyes.

but for the rest of civilised men, they can do any chore properly whether they like it or not, regardless if they are single. says a lot for this type of guy here doesnt it. hmmm ;)
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact they are all men. Why no women drink drivers? Discuss.[/p][/quote]Because it would have required them to reverse the car out of the space they left the car in when they went out :-D[/p][/quote]MCP![/p][/quote]No, its called a sense of humour, you should try it? I don't go getting upset when I'm accused of being a bit rubbish at baking cakes or doing the washing up![/p][/quote]Why were you doing the washing up? Single I suppose.[/p][/quote]No, I just get get carried away with the festive charitable spirit this time of year and offer to do it on christmas day, she then remembers why she didn't ask me to do it the rest of the year and thats me off the hook for another twelve months ;-)[/p][/quote]That is charitable. I hope it was appreciated[/p][/quote]all he did was admit he is lazy enough to want to get out of doing washing up. women dont enjoy doing it any more than guys. if she started being lazy with it he would probably kick her out and find a young fit blonde with no brains to wash up and make sandwiches .. (yeah right. like that would ever happen) so really its a "win/win" situation in his eyes. but for the rest of civilised men, they can do any chore properly whether they like it or not, regardless if they are single. says a lot for this type of guy here doesnt it. hmmm ;) Understated
  • Score: -2

10:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

Hessenford wrote:
While the laws in this country state it is acceptable to drive with some alcohol in a drivers system this will never be stopped, if the law was serious about drink driving it should be zero or at least be lowered even further so that there is no excuse.
I totally agree. I could never understand allowing X amount of alcohol.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: While the laws in this country state it is acceptable to drive with some alcohol in a drivers system this will never be stopped, if the law was serious about drink driving it should be zero or at least be lowered even further so that there is no excuse.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. I could never understand allowing X amount of alcohol. O'Reilly
  • Score: -1

12:51pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Poole Pirate says...

A weekend in the stocks or a spot of public flogging would seem appropriate !. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned proper punishments ?.
A weekend in the stocks or a spot of public flogging would seem appropriate !. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned proper punishments ?. Poole Pirate
  • Score: 4

3:04pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Dorset Logic says...

O'Reilly wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
While the laws in this country state it is acceptable to drive with some alcohol in a drivers system this will never be stopped, if the law was serious about drink driving it should be zero or at least be lowered even further so that there is no excuse.
I totally agree. I could never understand allowing X amount of alcohol.
Perhaps as you have a computer you can investigate why Scandinavian countries allow around 20 rather then 0.

Hope this helps
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: While the laws in this country state it is acceptable to drive with some alcohol in a drivers system this will never be stopped, if the law was serious about drink driving it should be zero or at least be lowered even further so that there is no excuse.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. I could never understand allowing X amount of alcohol.[/p][/quote]Perhaps as you have a computer you can investigate why Scandinavian countries allow around 20 rather then 0. Hope this helps Dorset Logic
  • Score: 3

10:02am Thu 9 Jan 14

rayc says...

Look like even those who enforce the law can be drunk on duty;
"PCSO Andrew Seston signalled for motorist Irfan Mehrban to stop his vehicle outside a school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, then called for assistance when the driver began arguing with him.
But when his colleagues arrived they suspected 44-year-old Seston had been drinking, and breathalysed him - finding that he was over the limit, before arresting him and taking him away.

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Look like even those who enforce the law can be drunk on duty; "PCSO Andrew Seston signalled for motorist Irfan Mehrban to stop his vehicle outside a school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, then called for assistance when the driver began arguing with him. But when his colleagues arrived they suspected 44-year-old Seston had been drinking, and breathalysed him - finding that he was over the limit, before arresting him and taking him away. Read more: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2535945/Thames-Valle y-PCSO-pulled-driver -arrested-High-Wycom be.html#ixzz2ptUNXBd z Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook rayc
  • Score: 1

8:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis.

They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.
Nothing is a hanging offence in this country any more. Jog on now.
Which is a shame as there are two people awaiting sentencing that should be hanging from the gallows there is no shadow of a doubt regarding there guilt ,SAYING THAT HANGINGS TOO GOOD A PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE TWO SCUM
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Drink Driving - hardly a hanging offence, and yet the lynch mob holier-than-thou brigade are out in force again typing drivel from the annonymity of the internet. These people could have been marginally over the limit but still perfectly capable of driving. They will pay the price of their moment of madness for the next few years via their insurance premiums (that's if they manage to find companies willing to insure them) and unable to hire vehicels etc. Before anyone says 'you would have a different attitude if a member of your family was killed by them' blah blah I would say that there are plenty of drivers driving like maniacs on our roads who are stone cold sobre killing people through their recklessness and arrogance on a daily basis. They have been caught and have no been punished. Perspective.[/p][/quote]Nothing is a hanging offence in this country any more. Jog on now.[/p][/quote]Which is a shame as there are two people awaiting sentencing that should be hanging from the gallows there is no shadow of a doubt regarding there guilt ,SAYING THAT HANGINGS TOO GOOD A PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE TWO SCUM alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

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