Wedding driver to face court for sounding 'Dixie Land' horn as he carried newlyweds

Wedding driver faces court for sounding 'Dixie Land' horn as he carried newlyweds

Wedding driver faces court for sounding 'Dixie Land' horn as he carried newlyweds

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Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Trainee Reporter

A PAIR of newlyweds were given the ride of their lives before unexpectedly bearing witness to the full force of the law.

Ali and Paul Bartlett were riding in the back of Wayne Duke’s 1969 Dodge Charger when Dorset Police pulled Mr Duke over in Weymouth for sounding his Dixie Land-theme air horn.

In what could have been a scene from 80s TV show ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, the car was stopped whilst the couple were on their way from Portland Castle where they had got hitched to a country music reception in an old barn.

Mr Duke, from Wimborne will now appear in court to answer the charge of sounding the illegal horn.

Dorset Police had been dealing with another incident in the area at the time when they heard the horn. They caught up with the car outside the Army Camp in Chickerell. Mr Duke opened the car’s bonnet so the system could be inspected.

Mr Duke assumed his horn was legal as his car was earlier than 1973. He was informed by Dorset Police that repeating tune horns could only be used by emergency services.

Mr Duke said: “I do have a normal horn but as it’s such a fun car that everybody loves the ‘Dixie Land’ horn and plead with me to sound it, which I did as I was driving Paul and Ali to their reception a couple of times”.

Paul, 43, said: “We were really shocked when we realised that the police flashing lights were for us.

“They must have been chasing us through a great deal of traffic to get to us. When he asked Wayne to open the bonnet it all started to look very serious. I thought he would have given him a warning. I didn’t think it would be a full summons.

“I have to say it did make a talking point at the wedding and I think we will always remember the day when our wedding car was stopped by one of Boss Hogg’s boys. They didn’t even apologise to Ali on her big day.”

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10:04am Tue 29 Jul 14

kangaroo_joey says...

Coffers must be low to start charging people for such trivial things
Coffers must be low to start charging people for such trivial things kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 232

10:14am Tue 29 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

As they sped passed drug dealers to deal with this horrendous crime
As they sped passed drug dealers to deal with this horrendous crime bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 292

10:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

rayc says...

I wonder how Dorset Police would manage in France where after a wedding cars drive round towns in convoys blowing their horns? Whilst Dorset's finest are spending their limited resources on this sort of triviality the KSI collisions in Dorset are ever increasing.
I wonder how Dorset Police would manage in France where after a wedding cars drive round towns in convoys blowing their horns? Whilst Dorset's finest are spending their limited resources on this sort of triviality the KSI collisions in Dorset are ever increasing. rayc
  • Score: 187

10:26am Tue 29 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Scared Sh*tless to deal with travellers ........
Scared sh*tless to deal with drugs offenders..........
Respect for police running at zero now.
Scared Sh*tless to deal with travellers ........ Scared sh*tless to deal with drugs offenders.......... Respect for police running at zero now. burgerboy
  • Score: 379

10:29am Tue 29 Jul 14

Diesel Dog says...

What about ice cream vans then?
What about ice cream vans then? Diesel Dog
  • Score: 399

10:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

skydriver says...

How daft, easy target, great pity the police commissioner doesn't get involved in this and use a bit of compassion, further more read some of the other valid comment , regarding the travellers and drug dealers..
that were the resources should be targeted .
How daft, easy target, great pity the police commissioner doesn't get involved in this and use a bit of compassion, further more read some of the other valid comment , regarding the travellers and drug dealers.. that were the resources should be targeted . skydriver
  • Score: 186

10:34am Tue 29 Jul 14

skydriver says...

skydriver wrote:
How daft, easy target, great pity the police commissioner doesn't get involved in this and use a bit of compassion, further more read some of the other valid comment , regarding the travellers and drug dealers..
that were the resources should be targeted .
Further more what about double parking by schools, parking on double yellow lines jumping traffic lights, bikes without lights at night ,these too are also illegal but very rarely targeted..
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: How daft, easy target, great pity the police commissioner doesn't get involved in this and use a bit of compassion, further more read some of the other valid comment , regarding the travellers and drug dealers.. that were the resources should be targeted .[/p][/quote]Further more what about double parking by schools, parking on double yellow lines jumping traffic lights, bikes without lights at night ,these too are also illegal but very rarely targeted.. skydriver
  • Score: 153

10:37am Tue 29 Jul 14

Townee says...

I wonder how many other know about the horn law? We have a guy who has a Matt black Capri who has the same horn and he uses it a lot just to show people he is around.
Still thought that it was legal to have one on a car dated before 70's.
Police being very heavy handed over a trivial matter and on someone's wedding day.
I wonder how many other know about the horn law? We have a guy who has a Matt black Capri who has the same horn and he uses it a lot just to show people he is around. Still thought that it was legal to have one on a car dated before 70's. Police being very heavy handed over a trivial matter and on someone's wedding day. Townee
  • Score: 125

10:37am Tue 29 Jul 14

billy bumble says...

Echo - please name and shame these 2 utter utter cretins
Echo - please name and shame these 2 utter utter cretins billy bumble
  • Score: 133

10:40am Tue 29 Jul 14

dorsetknitter says...

What a terrible waste of tax payers money!! Do our police have no sense of humour? As has been said surely there are many more actual crimes being perpetuated than this?? No wonder the respect of the public has hit an all time low!
What a terrible waste of tax payers money!! Do our police have no sense of humour? As has been said surely there are many more actual crimes being perpetuated than this?? No wonder the respect of the public has hit an all time low! dorsetknitter
  • Score: 127

10:41am Tue 29 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

And they wonder why people think the Police are self-serving bunch of miserable jobsworths? How the living ...k could anyone possibly confuse a Dixie horn on a Dodge Charger for a bloody ambulance, fire engine or jam sandwich?

I agree with the above. Cretins.

Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins.

Ahem..
And they wonder why people think the Police are self-serving bunch of miserable jobsworths? How the living ...k could anyone possibly confuse a Dixie horn on a Dodge Charger for a bloody ambulance, fire engine or jam sandwich? I agree with the above. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Cretins. Ahem.. speedy231278
  • Score: 136

10:42am Tue 29 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

"They didn’t even apologise to Ali on her big day."

Sounds par for the course.
"They didn’t even apologise to Ali on her big day." Sounds par for the course. speedy231278
  • Score: 82

10:50am Tue 29 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

I can see him getting off of this one, i'm sure he is correct in his statement that multi tone horns, as long as they are not 2 alternating tones i.e. emergency vehicle sirens, are legal on cars pre dating 1st Aug 1973 as long as they also have a standard single continuous tone horn?

It would be nice to think the Echo will do some actually investigative journalism and confirm the law on this and then if correct name and shame the time wasting busy-body police seeing as their so keen to do it when the public are in the wrong, but alas they won't.....
I can see him getting off of this one, i'm sure he is correct in his statement that multi tone horns, as long as they are not 2 alternating tones i.e. emergency vehicle sirens, are legal on cars pre dating 1st Aug 1973 as long as they also have a standard single continuous tone horn? It would be nice to think the Echo will do some actually investigative journalism and confirm the law on this and then if correct name and shame the time wasting busy-body police seeing as their so keen to do it when the public are in the wrong, but alas they won't..... BarrHumbug
  • Score: 113

10:59am Tue 29 Jul 14

andreww4rd says...

His surname is Duke, that's the best bit of this story!
His surname is Duke, that's the best bit of this story! andreww4rd
  • Score: 88

10:59am Tue 29 Jul 14

Blackandred says...

I'm sure we're all proud of our local police for attempting to tackle this serious issue and take a dangerous and wilful law breaker off of our roads. I feel so much safer already.
I'm sure we're all proud of our local police for attempting to tackle this serious issue and take a dangerous and wilful law breaker off of our roads. I feel so much safer already. Blackandred
  • Score: 99

11:01am Tue 29 Jul 14

oldgiraffe says...

I thought a horn was only to be used as a warning! Just shows how old I am. Why do people disturb the peace when leaving other peoples houses?
I thought a horn was only to be used as a warning! Just shows how old I am. Why do people disturb the peace when leaving other peoples houses? oldgiraffe
  • Score: -88

11:01am Tue 29 Jul 14

Wesoblind says...

What a joke, i had a mum in her zafera sitting 10 inches off my back bumper along the wessex way with a police car overtaking, i gesticulated to draw their attention to this and the just looked blankley and slowed. Then when she turned off they clearly followed me checking my details.

Ive given up with police as its beyond a joke now this country has gone to s@#t where money is king!
What a joke, i had a mum in her zafera sitting 10 inches off my back bumper along the wessex way with a police car overtaking, i gesticulated to draw their attention to this and the just looked blankley and slowed. Then when she turned off they clearly followed me checking my details. Ive given up with police as its beyond a joke now this country has gone to s@#t where money is king! Wesoblind
  • Score: 87

11:03am Tue 29 Jul 14

Wesoblind says...

Ps if Mr Duke lets us know of his court date i will happily fit some dixie horns to my car and turn up on the day!
Ps if Mr Duke lets us know of his court date i will happily fit some dixie horns to my car and turn up on the day! Wesoblind
  • Score: 105

11:12am Tue 29 Jul 14

loftusrod says...

andreww4rd wrote:
His surname is Duke, that's the best bit of this story!
Yes come on Echo, surely the headline should be 'Duke's a hazard'.
[quote][p][bold]andreww4rd[/bold] wrote: His surname is Duke, that's the best bit of this story![/p][/quote]Yes come on Echo, surely the headline should be 'Duke's a hazard'. loftusrod
  • Score: 99

11:14am Tue 29 Jul 14

Huey says...

And the cops wonder why the population has lost all faith in them. Laughable. Pathetic. Grow up you boring little bullies.
And the cops wonder why the population has lost all faith in them. Laughable. Pathetic. Grow up you boring little bullies. Huey
  • Score: 105

11:14am Tue 29 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

I think they've screwed up big time, assuming this 1969 Charger was indeed built in 1969 (or at least before 1st August 1973).

http://www.legislati
on.gov.uk/uksi/1986/
1078/regulation/37/m
ade

According to the Construction and Use regulations for vehicles in the UK, anything first used after that date must have a horn that produces a fixed tone. Nothing is allowed to use two tone horns whatsoever (regardless of the year it was first used) except the exempted public services. Defined as a horn that produces two fixed notes, alternating at regular intervals. Ice cream vans are exempted from any horn regulations save for the two tone. I fail to see how a Dixie horn falls under the definition of a two tone horn, seeing as it has five notes!

So, the vehicle isn't required to have a single note horn, and a Dixie horn isn't a two tone alternating horn, so as best I can see, any decent court is going to chuck this out. However, we all know how crap our courts are, so they'll probably uphold!
I think they've screwed up big time, assuming this 1969 Charger was indeed built in 1969 (or at least before 1st August 1973). http://www.legislati on.gov.uk/uksi/1986/ 1078/regulation/37/m ade According to the Construction and Use regulations for vehicles in the UK, anything first used after that date must have a horn that produces a fixed tone. Nothing is allowed to use two tone horns whatsoever (regardless of the year it was first used) except the exempted public services. Defined as a horn that produces two fixed notes, alternating at regular intervals. Ice cream vans are exempted from any horn regulations save for the two tone. I fail to see how a Dixie horn falls under the definition of a two tone horn, seeing as it has five notes! So, the vehicle isn't required to have a single note horn, and a Dixie horn isn't a two tone alternating horn, so as best I can see, any decent court is going to chuck this out. However, we all know how crap our courts are, so they'll probably uphold! speedy231278
  • Score: 122

11:18am Tue 29 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

I bet he changed his name as its easy to do and only £20.
I bet he changed his name as its easy to do and only £20. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: 12

11:18am Tue 29 Jul 14

Gooby! says...

We are all familiar with aspects of the law being stupid but now our suspicions that the police are a waste of dna are true. I would have been more than adequate to pull over the General Lee and offer some advice. Taking it to a fixed penalty or a magistrate is pathetic and stupid.

To the officers who saw fit to follow this course of action - you are pathetic and your failed career choice as unskilled labour to the next poorly qualified job is a career move too far.

To any magistrate who does not throw this out of court and restore the minimum of respect for your "trade" - you are a blind fool following rules and not the spirit of the law.

This regulation was intended to prevent any mistake of an emergency service vehicle. Any one stupid enough to mistake the General Lee sounding Dixie. loaded with a bride and groom celebrating their wedding for an emergency service should hand in their licence and their right to breed for the sake of the greater good. (Along with the officers responsible for this farce).
We are all familiar with aspects of the law being stupid but now our suspicions that the police are a waste of dna are true. I would have been more than adequate to pull over the General Lee and offer some advice. Taking it to a fixed penalty or a magistrate is pathetic and stupid. To the officers who saw fit to follow this course of action - you are pathetic and your failed career choice as unskilled labour to the next poorly qualified job is a career move too far. To any magistrate who does not throw this out of court and restore the minimum of respect for your "trade" - you are a blind fool following rules and not the spirit of the law. This regulation was intended to prevent any mistake of an emergency service vehicle. Any one stupid enough to mistake the General Lee sounding Dixie. loaded with a bride and groom celebrating their wedding for an emergency service should hand in their licence and their right to breed for the sake of the greater good. (Along with the officers responsible for this farce). Gooby!
  • Score: 92

11:28am Tue 29 Jul 14

Devonguy02 says...

Surely a quiet word with the driver would have been a better option however this is the Dorset constablury we,re talking about, as the officers ive come across twice so far have been obnocious and unhelpful , Im always relieved to get over the border to Devon or Somerset where the police I,ve encountered are usually fine, in these sort of circumstances I think a quiet word should have don't the trick, seems the officer had had a bad day!
Surely a quiet word with the driver would have been a better option however this is the Dorset constablury we,re talking about, as the officers ive come across twice so far have been obnocious and unhelpful , Im always relieved to get over the border to Devon or Somerset where the police I,ve encountered are usually fine, in these sort of circumstances I think a quiet word should have don't the trick, seems the officer had had a bad day! Devonguy02
  • Score: 48

11:42am Tue 29 Jul 14

manjon says...

I see that your readers are again condoning law breakers, I say bring down the full force of the law on these obvious criminals, bring back hanging or at least the birch, National service would help these criminals on to the straight and narrow, and I say criminals because the bride and groom are surely as guilty by association. I would also like to congratulate the two courageous officers risking life and limb to apprehend these dangerous and probably career criminals, I for one will sleep soundly in my bed tonight. God bless our police force.
I see that your readers are again condoning law breakers, I say bring down the full force of the law on these obvious criminals, bring back hanging or at least the birch, National service would help these criminals on to the straight and narrow, and I say criminals because the bride and groom are surely as guilty by association. I would also like to congratulate the two courageous officers risking life and limb to apprehend these dangerous and probably career criminals, I for one will sleep soundly in my bed tonight. God bless our police force. manjon
  • Score: 54

11:43am Tue 29 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

I do hope I don't see any coppers parked on yellow lines, in disabled spaces, next to junctions, or on pavements. Oh, wait a minute.....
I do hope I don't see any coppers parked on yellow lines, in disabled spaces, next to junctions, or on pavements. Oh, wait a minute..... speedy231278
  • Score: 47

11:45am Tue 29 Jul 14

John T says...

Dorset Police could make a fortune if they similarly prosecuted all the taxi drivers who sound their horns when stopped to pick up their fare and are too lazy to get out of their cabs and walk to the door, but would rather disturb the neighbours instead.
Dorset Police could make a fortune if they similarly prosecuted all the taxi drivers who sound their horns when stopped to pick up their fare and are too lazy to get out of their cabs and walk to the door, but would rather disturb the neighbours instead. John T
  • Score: 49

11:45am Tue 29 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

So Sheriff Rosco Coltrain and officer Enos may get a commendation or a b*llocking from Boss Hogg Underhill for stopping them before they ran for the county line.....how heroic.
So Sheriff Rosco Coltrain and officer Enos may get a commendation or a b*llocking from Boss Hogg Underhill for stopping them before they ran for the county line.....how heroic. burgerboy
  • Score: 34

11:54am Tue 29 Jul 14

Marcus James says...

No wonder that support for the Police is at an all time low
Dorset Police should be ashamed of themselves and send the two officers concerned on an "Engaging with the Public Course"
I know for a fact that not all officers would take this course of action, it is however such a shame that these two officers decided that they would deal with the driver in this manner
No wonder that support for the Police is at an all time low Dorset Police should be ashamed of themselves and send the two officers concerned on an "Engaging with the Public Course" I know for a fact that not all officers would take this course of action, it is however such a shame that these two officers decided that they would deal with the driver in this manner Marcus James
  • Score: 44

11:54am Tue 29 Jul 14

grey74 says...

An excellent way for the Police to regain the trust of their community.

And they wonder why people have such an adversarial relationship with the Force. The police are there to safeguard the community. This is just petty targeting for something that common sense of the lowest order would lead one to believe is harmless.
An excellent way for the Police to regain the trust of their community. And they wonder why people have such an adversarial relationship with the Force. The police are there to safeguard the community. This is just petty targeting for something that common sense of the lowest order would lead one to believe is harmless. grey74
  • Score: 39

12:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Baysider says...

I suspect there is more to this story than we are being told...
I suspect there is more to this story than we are being told... Baysider
  • Score: -25

12:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
As they sped passed drug dealers to deal with this horrendous crime
Much as i dont like to slag off our Police i agree with the above comments. Seems a petty thing to do they would be better employed catching the people on their mobiles, like the one that passed me yesterday, and drunk drivers. Maybe this guy was an easy target such a shame money is wasted on this trivial offence.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: As they sped passed drug dealers to deal with this horrendous crime[/p][/quote]Much as i dont like to slag off our Police i agree with the above comments. Seems a petty thing to do they would be better employed catching the people on their mobiles, like the one that passed me yesterday, and drunk drivers. Maybe this guy was an easy target such a shame money is wasted on this trivial offence. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 34

12:34pm Tue 29 Jul 14

master plan says...

A few months back a police car was driving along white cliff rd belting out darth vaders marching tune over there PA system!
1 rule for them another for us I have no respect for the police at the mo
A few months back a police car was driving along white cliff rd belting out darth vaders marching tune over there PA system! 1 rule for them another for us I have no respect for the police at the mo master plan
  • Score: 33

12:37pm Tue 29 Jul 14

baabaa says...

This article does not mention Mr Dukes numerous other crimes.
These include:
Smuggling moonshine across Hazard County
Jumping over rivers when the bridge is broken
Wearing Denim
Sliding across car bonnet before climbing in the window

People like this need to be convicted and jailed to keep our streets safe.
This article does not mention Mr Dukes numerous other crimes. These include: Smuggling moonshine across Hazard County Jumping over rivers when the bridge is broken Wearing Denim Sliding across car bonnet before climbing in the window People like this need to be convicted and jailed to keep our streets safe. baabaa
  • Score: 41

12:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Should have claimed he was a traveller, would have been left well alone by the authorities.........
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Should have claimed he was a traveller, would have been left well alone by the authorities......... .................... ....... Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 41

1:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

d.purdey1@ntlworld.com says...

Surely common sense will prevail? It surely sounds nothing like an emergency vehicle. If he was doing it at 1am then the Police in my opinion should charge him. It was celebrating a wedding for goodness sake!!!
Surely common sense will prevail? It surely sounds nothing like an emergency vehicle. If he was doing it at 1am then the Police in my opinion should charge him. It was celebrating a wedding for goodness sake!!! d.purdey1@ntlworld.com
  • Score: 30

1:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

new2it says...

Don't like slagging off the police, but this is just stupid. I'm sure everyone would enjoy seeing and hearing them enjoying their big day. A bit of fun, not upsetting anyone I wouldn't have thought.
Don't like slagging off the police, but this is just stupid. I'm sure everyone would enjoy seeing and hearing them enjoying their big day. A bit of fun, not upsetting anyone I wouldn't have thought. new2it
  • Score: 31

1:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

billy bumble says...

I've emailed this page link to the Daily Mail - hope they pick up on it
I've emailed this page link to the Daily Mail - hope they pick up on it billy bumble
  • Score: 25

2:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

Daisy Duke's legs, remember them. Insured for a milliion dollars each.
I bet they are worth much less these days.
Daisy Duke's legs, remember them. Insured for a milliion dollars each. I bet they are worth much less these days. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

lioneart23 says...

Why don't these 2 spineless coppers go upto Slades Farm and arrest the people that are driving their mini motos and quad bike bikes all over the park oh know the can't as they have no minerals complete joke DORSET POLICE
Why don't these 2 spineless coppers go upto Slades Farm and arrest the people that are driving their mini motos and quad bike bikes all over the park oh know the can't as they have no minerals complete joke DORSET POLICE lioneart23
  • Score: 30

2:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

perthsteve says...

sent to the sun newspaper, hope they rip dorset police apart
sent to the sun newspaper, hope they rip dorset police apart perthsteve
  • Score: 21

2:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Should have claimed he was a traveller, would have been left well alone by the authorities.........

....................

.......
Even Dorset Police wouldn't fall for that one, everyone knows Travellers only drive new cars, preferably German ;)
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Should have claimed he was a traveller, would have been left well alone by the authorities......... .................... .......[/p][/quote]Even Dorset Police wouldn't fall for that one, everyone knows Travellers only drive new cars, preferably German ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 26

3:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Baysider wrote:
I suspect there is more to this story than we are being told...
No there is never two sides to a story.

What like the officers were talking to another motorist and the Duke drove by blaring away and the happy couple riding shotgun gesticulating out the window ( taking the urine ) .
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: I suspect there is more to this story than we are being told...[/p][/quote]No there is never two sides to a story. What like the officers were talking to another motorist and the Duke drove by blaring away and the happy couple riding shotgun gesticulating out the window ( taking the urine ) . Lord Spring
  • Score: -10

3:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

gwynedddragon says...

Dorset Knobs, YES!!, sums Dorset police up nicely.
Dorset Knobs, YES!!, sums Dorset police up nicely. gwynedddragon
  • Score: 21

3:44pm Tue 29 Jul 14

adspacebroker says...

burgerboy wrote:
So Sheriff Rosco Coltrain and officer Enos may get a commendation or a b*llocking from Boss Hogg Underhill for stopping them before they ran for the county line.....how heroic.
More like Sherrif Moscow Coldbrain and officer Anus played by PC Wayne Kerr!!! If the driver was **** off the world then suitable words of advice would have been quite appropriate. MR UNDERHILL, the reason that you are having to sell capital assets is because your budget is being spent by some idiots in uniform. This particular idiot will now have to spend hours in court giving whilst the magistrates laugh at him!!
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: So Sheriff Rosco Coltrain and officer Enos may get a commendation or a b*llocking from Boss Hogg Underhill for stopping them before they ran for the county line.....how heroic.[/p][/quote]More like Sherrif Moscow Coldbrain and officer Anus played by PC Wayne Kerr!!! If the driver was **** off the world then suitable words of advice would have been quite appropriate. MR UNDERHILL, the reason that you are having to sell capital assets is because your budget is being spent by some idiots in uniform. This particular idiot will now have to spend hours in court giving whilst the magistrates laugh at him!! adspacebroker
  • Score: 16

3:44pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Hurn08 says...

Hope Dorset police are reading these well deserved comments.

Shameful, and no wonder the public YOU SERVE have little faith in you these days.
Hope Dorset police are reading these well deserved comments. Shameful, and no wonder the public YOU SERVE have little faith in you these days. Hurn08
  • Score: 22

3:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Wackerone says...

Shouldn't this have ended up with a chase across Dorset, through farm buildings etc., leaving a trail of wrecked police cars and escaping the long arm of the law?
Shouldn't this have ended up with a chase across Dorset, through farm buildings etc., leaving a trail of wrecked police cars and escaping the long arm of the law? Wackerone
  • Score: 18

4:20pm Tue 29 Jul 14

psings says...

There is a lunch truck that goes around the offices where I work in Hythe - it used to have an ice cream van jingly sound, but the past few months they've been been using a Dixie Land horn!

Given the amount of time the Police spend in Hythe town dealing with their residents, I'm shocked it hasn't been picked up yet!

Then again, the Police there might have a better sense of humour than the two plebs that pulled this guy over! In fact, it probably delivers their doughnuts :)
There is a lunch truck that goes around the offices where I work in Hythe - it used to have an ice cream van jingly sound, but the past few months they've been been using a Dixie Land horn! Given the amount of time the Police spend in Hythe town dealing with their residents, I'm shocked it hasn't been picked up yet! Then again, the Police there might have a better sense of humour than the two plebs that pulled this guy over! In fact, it probably delivers their doughnuts :) psings
  • Score: 17

4:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Easy money.
Step this way for communist state.....
Easy money. Step this way for communist state..... BIGTONE
  • Score: 17

4:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

psings wrote:
There is a lunch truck that goes around the offices where I work in Hythe - it used to have an ice cream van jingly sound, but the past few months they've been been using a Dixie Land horn!

Given the amount of time the Police spend in Hythe town dealing with their residents, I'm shocked it hasn't been picked up yet!

Then again, the Police there might have a better sense of humour than the two plebs that pulled this guy over! In fact, it probably delivers their doughnuts :)
Vehicles using a horn to advertise the fact they are selling a product are specifically exempted from the single tone horn regulations provided they are not using a two tone.
[quote][p][bold]psings[/bold] wrote: There is a lunch truck that goes around the offices where I work in Hythe - it used to have an ice cream van jingly sound, but the past few months they've been been using a Dixie Land horn! Given the amount of time the Police spend in Hythe town dealing with their residents, I'm shocked it hasn't been picked up yet! Then again, the Police there might have a better sense of humour than the two plebs that pulled this guy over! In fact, it probably delivers their doughnuts :)[/p][/quote]Vehicles using a horn to advertise the fact they are selling a product are specifically exempted from the single tone horn regulations provided they are not using a two tone. speedy231278
  • Score: 8

5:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sums up Dorset .miserable over bearing bunch of coppers .rearranging the deck chairs while Weymouth sinks would have been fun giving the silly sod a warning
Sums up Dorset .miserable over bearing bunch of coppers .rearranging the deck chairs while Weymouth sinks would have been fun giving the silly sod a warning kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 9

5:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

This kind of story underlines was a bunch of clowns the Police in this county really are. Stuff dealing with serious crime. Stuff dealing with the nomadic scum who infest our open spaces. Let's make an example of the soft target motorist and make a few quid out of him instead.

Dorset Police: we are all utterly ashamed of you. Get your priorities right ffs.
This kind of story underlines was a bunch of clowns the Police in this county really are. Stuff dealing with serious crime. Stuff dealing with the nomadic scum who infest our open spaces. Let's make an example of the soft target motorist and make a few quid out of him instead. Dorset Police: we are all utterly ashamed of you. Get your priorities right ffs. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 21

5:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

calmertraffic says...

I'm sure this is all about Dorset Police wanting to maintain the peace and quiet for those residents who are paying their salaries, not just throwing their weight around and looking for easy clean-up figures.

After all Dorset Police would know all about disturbing the peace using sirens in the middle of the night when there is no traffic what-so-ever on the roads. Maybe some internal discipline for their own officers is in order too?

I'm with everyone else who's commented. We've had, what, over half a dozen murders in the Bournemouth over the past several months - way over the per capita average. Dorset police spending money on this is a complete waste of time, as are our police these days.
I'm sure this is all about Dorset Police wanting to maintain the peace and quiet for those residents who are paying their salaries, not just throwing their weight around and looking for easy clean-up figures. After all Dorset Police would know all about disturbing the peace using sirens in the middle of the night when there is no traffic what-so-ever on the roads. Maybe some internal discipline for their own officers is in order too? I'm with everyone else who's commented. We've had, what, over half a dozen murders in the Bournemouth over the past several months - way over the per capita average. Dorset police spending money on this is a complete waste of time, as are our police these days. calmertraffic
  • Score: 18

5:18pm Tue 29 Jul 14

calmertraffic says...

Apologies for the typos above - on a phone ^
Apologies for the typos above - on a phone ^ calmertraffic
  • Score: 5

6:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

99telboy says...

An old cliché I know :- GO AND CATCH SOME REAL CRIMINALS !
An old cliché I know :- GO AND CATCH SOME REAL CRIMINALS ! 99telboy
  • Score: 8

6:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Diesel Dog wrote:
What about ice cream vans then?
An excellent point. They must all be illegal.
[quote][p][bold]Diesel Dog[/bold] wrote: What about ice cream vans then?[/p][/quote]An excellent point. They must all be illegal. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

6:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Microwave001 says...

Well I know I can sleep comfortably tonight safe in the knowledge that these horrendous criminals were caught before they did any harm!

Oh wait...
Well I know I can sleep comfortably tonight safe in the knowledge that these horrendous criminals were caught before they did any harm! Oh wait... Microwave001
  • Score: 12

6:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Jetwasher says...

Once we had a great police force, now it seems we just have a bunch of jobsworths, its all about making money, the coppers should be ashamed of themselves for this !!
Once we had a great police force, now it seems we just have a bunch of jobsworths, its all about making money, the coppers should be ashamed of themselves for this !! Jetwasher
  • Score: 17

6:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Huey says...

baabaa wrote:
This article does not mention Mr Dukes numerous other crimes.
These include:
Smuggling moonshine across Hazard County
Jumping over rivers when the bridge is broken
Wearing Denim
Sliding across car bonnet before climbing in the window

People like this need to be convicted and jailed to keep our streets safe.
Love it!
[quote][p][bold]baabaa[/bold] wrote: This article does not mention Mr Dukes numerous other crimes. These include: Smuggling moonshine across Hazard County Jumping over rivers when the bridge is broken Wearing Denim Sliding across car bonnet before climbing in the window People like this need to be convicted and jailed to keep our streets safe.[/p][/quote]Love it! Huey
  • Score: 11

6:18pm Tue 29 Jul 14

padeye says...

Well done I say. Every blinking time I try to thread a needle someone blows one of these **** horns, seriously, I nearly lost an eye in 96, and again in 2001. Not dared to try since then!! So well done Dorset Police, throw all sorts of books at them, and crush the **** car too, if I saw that out in sunlight I'd more than likely get a migraine
Well done I say. Every blinking time I try to thread a needle someone blows one of these **** horns, seriously, I nearly lost an eye in 96, and again in 2001. Not dared to try since then!! So well done Dorset Police, throw all sorts of books at them, and crush the **** car too, if I saw that out in sunlight I'd more than likely get a migraine padeye
  • Score: 5

6:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

folkprotector says...

They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional.
Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day.
They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional. Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day. folkprotector
  • Score: -23

6:50pm Tue 29 Jul 14

podgie says...

folkprotector wrote:
They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional.
Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day.
Dear folkprotector
You must also be accountable for being terminally boring
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional. Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day.[/p][/quote]Dear folkprotector You must also be accountable for being terminally boring podgie
  • Score: 19

6:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

YoungGirlyBlogger says...

This is hideous, there is so much crime taking place across Dorset, but this is the "crime" they decide to deal with. I work in Christchurch and there is a clown that drives around all day sounding the Dixie horn, whilst he's say in traffic next to the police station. The police always smile and wave! Ridiculous! The police officers that stopped him obviously have far too much time on there hands!
This is hideous, there is so much crime taking place across Dorset, but this is the "crime" they decide to deal with. I work in Christchurch and there is a clown that drives around all day sounding the Dixie horn, whilst he's say in traffic next to the police station. The police always smile and wave! Ridiculous! The police officers that stopped him obviously have far too much time on there hands! YoungGirlyBlogger
  • Score: 13

6:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

O'Reilly says...

Perhaps the plod squad wanted to confiscate it for their own car and rename it General Grant...........
Perhaps the plod squad wanted to confiscate it for their own car and rename it General Grant........... O'Reilly
  • Score: 8

6:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Jetwasher says...

yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets !
yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets ! Jetwasher
  • Score: 1

7:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

RLPeacocke says...

"They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional."
Don't be so pretentious, folkprotector.. Firstly, are you so sure he broke the law as I see no prosecution or conviction story here, and you are still presumed to be innocent etc. Secondly, Are you saying that you have NEVER broken the speed limit like these Police Officers must have been doing, albeit using their blue 'emergency' lights (what emergency?) and no doubt siren (NOT two-tone horns as I don't believe we have any Panda Cars left) and thereby putting people's lives at risk? Oh, and perhaps in that case then you need to write and remind the unitary authorities to reflect on the correct design of road signage and so on.Min Dorset. This arrest is on a par in stupidity with the arrest years ago in West Dorset of a motorcyclist on a lookalike CHiPs motorcycle. His offence? "Impersonation of a police officer". His defence should have been that he couldn't have been seen as one as he wasn't dressed as a clown at the time!
"They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional." Don't be so pretentious, folkprotector.. Firstly, are you so sure he broke the law as I see no prosecution or conviction story here, and you are still presumed to be innocent etc. Secondly, Are you saying that you have NEVER broken the speed limit like these Police Officers must have been doing, albeit using their blue 'emergency' lights (what emergency?) and no doubt siren (NOT two-tone horns as I don't believe we have any Panda Cars left) and thereby putting people's lives at risk? Oh, and perhaps in that case then you need to write and remind the unitary authorities to reflect on the correct design of road signage and so on.Min Dorset. This arrest is on a par in stupidity with the arrest years ago in West Dorset of a motorcyclist on a lookalike CHiPs motorcycle. His offence? "Impersonation of a police officer". His defence should have been that he couldn't have been seen as one as he wasn't dressed as a clown at the time! RLPeacocke
  • Score: 11

7:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sure the others scoffing burgers in the canteen were impressed with this collar stick to your brief .protect the people .plonkers
Sure the others scoffing burgers in the canteen were impressed with this collar stick to your brief .protect the people .plonkers kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 5

9:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

folkprotector wrote:
They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional.
Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day.
I agree, but the trouble is the Police do not apply a zero tolerance approach. One day they will stop you the next they won't. As per this article it isn't the first time he has sounded his horn and I would be very surprsed this is the first time the Police have ever heard it.
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional. Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day.[/p][/quote]I agree, but the trouble is the Police do not apply a zero tolerance approach. One day they will stop you the next they won't. As per this article it isn't the first time he has sounded his horn and I would be very surprsed this is the first time the Police have ever heard it. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 5

10:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

grazzer says...

70 years ago when i was a youngster all the local police were born and bred in Dorset.l wonder what the percentage is now?
Here is a challenge to Martin Underhill.Please investigate this ludicrous event and publish your findings
70 years ago when i was a youngster all the local police were born and bred in Dorset.l wonder what the percentage is now? Here is a challenge to Martin Underhill.Please investigate this ludicrous event and publish your findings grazzer
  • Score: 14

10:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

roamer200 says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Should have claimed he was a traveller, would have been left well alone by the authorities.........

....................

.......
Oh so right!!! The most ridiculous thing ever!!! This needs to go to the high court to show what people have had enough of!! This car is a classic therefore would be well maintained and looked after yet so many heeps on the road!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Should have claimed he was a traveller, would have been left well alone by the authorities......... .................... .......[/p][/quote]Oh so right!!! The most ridiculous thing ever!!! This needs to go to the high court to show what people have had enough of!! This car is a classic therefore would be well maintained and looked after yet so many heeps on the road!!!! roamer200
  • Score: 12

11:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

EGHH says...

Pathetic plod! Nothing better to do!
Pathetic plod! Nothing better to do! EGHH
  • Score: 5

11:53pm Tue 29 Jul 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I am embarrassed to contribute to this County
I am embarrassed to contribute to this County cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 8

12:54am Wed 30 Jul 14

mac340v8 says...

I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in?

Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl
I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in? Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl mac340v8
  • Score: 0

2:36am Wed 30 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Too scared to give a gypsy a ticket but bully and abuse a local couple getting married
.
Dorset Police are cowardly scum!!
Too scared to give a gypsy a ticket but bully and abuse a local couple getting married . Dorset Police are cowardly scum!! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 10

8:03am Wed 30 Jul 14

Phixer says...

mac340v8 wrote:
I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in?

Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl
How about the local vicar? Time and again the police cannot be bothered answering calls from Joe Public.
[quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in? Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl[/p][/quote]How about the local vicar? Time and again the police cannot be bothered answering calls from Joe Public. Phixer
  • Score: -2

8:05am Wed 30 Jul 14

Phixer says...

Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.
Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this. Phixer
  • Score: 2

8:07am Wed 30 Jul 14

davecook says...

What about ice cream vans? Most seem to play Popeye the Sailor Man round here, but I'm just wondering if an ice cream van played Dixie, would Dorset Police summons them to court. Or would they just get stopped and get asked to hand over the lolly...........
What about ice cream vans? Most seem to play Popeye the Sailor Man round here, but I'm just wondering if an ice cream van played Dixie, would Dorset Police summons them to court. Or would they just get stopped and get asked to hand over the lolly........... davecook
  • Score: 8

8:33am Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

master plan wrote:
A few months back a police car was driving along white cliff rd belting out darth vaders marching tune over there PA system!
1 rule for them another for us I have no respect for the police at the mo
Why were they doing that?
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: A few months back a police car was driving along white cliff rd belting out darth vaders marching tune over there PA system! 1 rule for them another for us I have no respect for the police at the mo[/p][/quote]Why were they doing that? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

8:51am Wed 30 Jul 14

jill M says...

Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper?
If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later.
Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.
Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper? If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later. Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many. jill M
  • Score: -5

8:51am Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Phixer wrote:
Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.
Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a

Can totally see the comparison,
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.[/p][/quote]Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a Can totally see the comparison, scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

8:53am Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

jill M wrote:
Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper?
If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later.
Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.
A moment of clarity. Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper? If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later. Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.[/p][/quote]A moment of clarity. Thank you. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

9:41am Wed 30 Jul 14

gwynedddragon says...

mac340v8 wrote:
I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in?

Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl
Nobody because they will all be too busy pulling motorists for laughable offences.
[quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in? Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl[/p][/quote]Nobody because they will all be too busy pulling motorists for laughable offences. gwynedddragon
  • Score: 1

9:45am Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

gwynedddragon wrote:
mac340v8 wrote:
I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in?

Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl
Nobody because they will all be too busy pulling motorists for laughable offences.
That's right - that's why we hear and read stories every day where that has happened.

Smart guys like you know what's really going on even if the rest of the country doesn't.

You should perhaps make a placard?
[quote][p][bold]gwynedddragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to know one thing... When you've all finished slagging off the Police, who are you going to call when someone you know is getting their head kicked in? Come on, bring on the thumbs down. pmsl[/p][/quote]Nobody because they will all be too busy pulling motorists for laughable offences.[/p][/quote]That's right - that's why we hear and read stories every day where that has happened. Smart guys like you know what's really going on even if the rest of the country doesn't. You should perhaps make a placard? scrumpyjack
  • Score: -6

11:20am Wed 30 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Diesel Dog wrote:
What about ice cream vans then?
An excellent point. They must all be illegal.
Nope, they're exempted.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Diesel Dog[/bold] wrote: What about ice cream vans then?[/p][/quote]An excellent point. They must all be illegal.[/p][/quote]Nope, they're exempted. speedy231278
  • Score: 7

11:22am Wed 30 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Phixer wrote:
Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.
Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a

Can totally see the comparison,
It's not illegal.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.[/p][/quote]Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a Can totally see the comparison,[/p][/quote]It's not illegal. speedy231278
  • Score: 4

11:30am Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Phixer wrote:
Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.
Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a

Can totally see the comparison,
It's not illegal.
Well why didn't you say?

That changes everything.

Of course comparing it to the murder of millions of people and the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands without trial is perfectly reasonably now that you have told me.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.[/p][/quote]Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a Can totally see the comparison,[/p][/quote]It's not illegal.[/p][/quote]Well why didn't you say? That changes everything. Of course comparing it to the murder of millions of people and the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands without trial is perfectly reasonably now that you have told me. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -5

12:48pm Wed 30 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Phixer wrote:
Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.
Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a

Can totally see the comparison,
It's not illegal.
Well why didn't you say?

That changes everything.

Of course comparing it to the murder of millions of people and the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands without trial is perfectly reasonably now that you have told me.
Shame they missed you.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.[/p][/quote]Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a Can totally see the comparison,[/p][/quote]It's not illegal.[/p][/quote]Well why didn't you say? That changes everything. Of course comparing it to the murder of millions of people and the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands without trial is perfectly reasonably now that you have told me.[/p][/quote]Shame they missed you. speedy231278
  • Score: 1

2:01pm Wed 30 Jul 14

councilhater says...

Dorset Police and Dorset County Council are inept towards society.
Dorset Police and Dorset County Council are inept towards society. councilhater
  • Score: 4

2:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Phixer wrote:
Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.
Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a

Can totally see the comparison,
It's not illegal.
Well why didn't you say?

That changes everything.

Of course comparing it to the murder of millions of people and the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands without trial is perfectly reasonably now that you have told me.
Shame they missed you.
Isn't it. Who else would revel at your brilliant remarks?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: Do you still need evidence that we are living in a police state? Stalin and Lenin would be proud of this.[/p][/quote]Stalin 30 million dead and hundreds of thousands in labour camps. Dorset Police a ticket for illegal horn on a car.a Can totally see the comparison,[/p][/quote]It's not illegal.[/p][/quote]Well why didn't you say? That changes everything. Of course comparing it to the murder of millions of people and the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands without trial is perfectly reasonably now that you have told me.[/p][/quote]Shame they missed you.[/p][/quote]Isn't it. Who else would revel at your brilliant remarks? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

3:48pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Simesen says...

Seems 'TOTT' (Totally Over The Top) to me. And a Summons rather than a quiet word of advice is outrageous. What a public relations disaster created by these jobsworth idiots!!! I knew that 'Two Tone' horns are banned, for good reason, but I didn't know EVERY multi horn tune was illegal! There must be thousands who have fitted them!
Seems 'TOTT' (Totally Over The Top) to me. And a Summons rather than a quiet word of advice is outrageous. What a public relations disaster created by these jobsworth idiots!!! I knew that 'Two Tone' horns are banned, for good reason, but I didn't know EVERY multi horn tune was illegal! There must be thousands who have fitted them! Simesen
  • Score: 7

3:52pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Lord Elpus says...

How many of the ' traveller' vehicles are taxed insured & have MOTs?
How many of the ' traveller' vehicles are taxed insured & have MOTs? Lord Elpus
  • Score: 9

4:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

Lord Elpus wrote:
How many of the ' traveller' vehicles are taxed insured & have MOTs?
Doesn't matter, they don't pay taxes, so the law doesn't apply to them!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Elpus[/bold] wrote: How many of the ' traveller' vehicles are taxed insured & have MOTs?[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter, they don't pay taxes, so the law doesn't apply to them! speedy231278
  • Score: 3

5:08pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Specialist says...

Most police officers are bullies in uniform and were probably bullied at school!!!
Most police officers are bullies in uniform and were probably bullied at school!!! Specialist
  • Score: 3

6:13pm Wed 30 Jul 14

breamoreboy says...

Sir Cliff West wrote:
I bet he changed his name as its easy to do and only £20.
"The gap between common sense and common practise has never been wider.". I read this just a few days ago, it sums this story up beautifully.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff West[/bold] wrote: I bet he changed his name as its easy to do and only £20.[/p][/quote]"The gap between common sense and common practise has never been wider.". I read this just a few days ago, it sums this story up beautifully. breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

11:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

keithpp says...

The officers should be charged with bringing the force into disrepute.

If the horn illegal, fine, warn the driver, but no need to take further unless a repeat offender.
The officers should be charged with bringing the force into disrepute. If the horn illegal, fine, warn the driver, but no need to take further unless a repeat offender. keithpp
  • Score: 5

2:08am Thu 31 Jul 14

u.c.k.o.f.f. says...

jill M wrote:
Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper?
If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later.
Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.
9 out of ten dixie horn owners who expressed a preference said most coppers are ***wits.
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper? If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later. Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.[/p][/quote]9 out of ten dixie horn owners who expressed a preference said most coppers are ***wits. u.c.k.o.f.f.
  • Score: 3

10:56am Thu 31 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

Jetwasher wrote:
yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets !
what a cretin hope you get banned sometime very soon..
[quote][p][bold]Jetwasher[/bold] wrote: yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets ![/p][/quote]what a cretin hope you get banned sometime very soon.. MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -7

10:57am Thu 31 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

Jetwasher wrote:
yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets !
what a cretin hope you get banned sometime very soon..
[quote][p][bold]Jetwasher[/bold] wrote: yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets ![/p][/quote]what a cretin hope you get banned sometime very soon.. MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -5

10:57am Thu 31 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

Jetwasher wrote:
yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets !
what a cretin hope you get banned sometime very soon..
[quote][p][bold]Jetwasher[/bold] wrote: yeeee fooking haaa, police muppets ![/p][/quote]what a cretin hope you get banned sometime very soon.. MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -3

11:33am Thu 31 Jul 14

kangaroo_joey says...

jill M wrote:
Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper? If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later. Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.
Ask yourself this, why are they unappreciatted by many, surely this many people cant be wrong. As for being the envy of the world, you have given thebiggest laugh i've had in ages
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper? If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later. Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.[/p][/quote]Ask yourself this, why are they unappreciatted by many, surely this many people cant be wrong. As for being the envy of the world, you have given thebiggest laugh i've had in ages kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 2

11:53am Thu 31 Jul 14

jill M says...

kangaroo_joey wrote:
jill M wrote:
Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper? If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later. Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.
Ask yourself this, why are they unappreciatted by many, surely this many people cant be wrong. As for being the envy of the world, you have given thebiggest laugh i've had in ages
I suggest you go and live somewhere else and find out for yourself, or judging by your name on here, perhaps you are from somewhere else?
[quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: Two police officers from WEYMOUTH make an ill judged decision, and all of Dorset police force bear the brunt of your vitriolic attacks. If one of our judges ( thinking of one in particular) makes a bad judgement, do you rant and rave at all the judges in Dorset? The echo knows that in order to stir up all of the posters on here, they only have to run a story on the travelling community or the police, then sit back and get the result that they want. We don't often get stories from Weymouth, wonder why this one got in the paper? If the posters on here were to live in many of our neighbouring European countries, they would find the police a lot less tolerant than here, they all wear guns, and would happily shoot first and ask questions later. Our police force is the envy of the world, it's just a shame that they are so unappreciated by so many.[/p][/quote]Ask yourself this, why are they unappreciatted by many, surely this many people cant be wrong. As for being the envy of the world, you have given thebiggest laugh i've had in ages[/p][/quote]I suggest you go and live somewhere else and find out for yourself, or judging by your name on here, perhaps you are from somewhere else? jill M
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Firefox18 says...

i wonder if it was the 2 fine dorset Police officers i saw on southcote Road only a few days ago in the lovely BMW X3 Police car, the said driver talking on his mobile as he drove along the road. They did look sheepish as i pulled up next to them and told them they should no better!!!!
i wonder if it was the 2 fine dorset Police officers i saw on southcote Road only a few days ago in the lovely BMW X3 Police car, the said driver talking on his mobile as he drove along the road. They did look sheepish as i pulled up next to them and told them they should no better!!!! Firefox18
  • Score: 5

5:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

LittleMissRoadRage says...

I thought it was legal on pre 1973 vehicles!!
I thought it was legal on pre 1973 vehicles!! LittleMissRoadRage
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Thu 31 Jul 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Not very good for public elations with the police is it, pathetic jobsworth no mates coppers.
Not very good for public elations with the police is it, pathetic jobsworth no mates coppers. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 3

6:44am Fri 1 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Sir Cliff West wrote:
Daisy Duke's legs, remember them. Insured for a milliion dollars each.
I bet they are worth much less these days.
Ah yes, seeing Daisy frisked over the hood of General Lee was the highlight of any pubescent youth on a saturday evening!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff West[/bold] wrote: Daisy Duke's legs, remember them. Insured for a milliion dollars each. I bet they are worth much less these days.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, seeing Daisy frisked over the hood of General Lee was the highlight of any pubescent youth on a saturday evening! Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 2

6:45am Fri 1 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

folkprotector wrote:
They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional.
Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day.
?????????
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: They broke the law: staying within the motoring laws is NOT optional. Coming home just now, through the temporary traffic lights at Oakdale, I watched 5 cars, 1 van and a bus jump red lights. The van an one car accelerated from a long way away from the already red light in order to get through. You know who you if you're reading. You can give this comment a thumbs down if you so choose. You're breaking the law, risking your life and putting other road users' lives at risk. You will be accountable for your callous disregard of the law... one day.[/p][/quote]????????? Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 0

11:52am Fri 1 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

LittleMissRoadRage wrote:
I thought it was legal on pre 1973 vehicles!!
It is. The only offence can be that it was used in an inappropriate manner, contrary to the Highway Code. If the court order is for it being fitted rather than sounded, it should be slung out of court. If it is for incorrect use, then a court order is still ridiculous. It's not like they were blowing it in the middle of a housing estate at 3am!
[quote][p][bold]LittleMissRoadRage[/bold] wrote: I thought it was legal on pre 1973 vehicles!![/p][/quote]It is. The only offence can be that it was used in an inappropriate manner, contrary to the Highway Code. If the court order is for it being fitted rather than sounded, it should be slung out of court. If it is for incorrect use, then a court order is still ridiculous. It's not like they were blowing it in the middle of a housing estate at 3am! speedy231278
  • Score: 1

12:21pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevobath says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Diesel Dog wrote:
What about ice cream vans then?
An excellent point. They must all be illegal.
Obviously you must be tone deaf?

I've yet to hear an ice-cream van with a two tone horn? IE A horn that plays only 2 notes/tones.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Diesel Dog[/bold] wrote: What about ice cream vans then?[/p][/quote]An excellent point. They must all be illegal.[/p][/quote]Obviously you must be tone deaf? I've yet to hear an ice-cream van with a two tone horn? IE A horn that plays only 2 notes/tones. stevobath
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Peroni says...

Why don't we all gather down the court house and blast two tone horns when this guy is up !
They going to fine everyone !!!!
Why don't we all gather down the court house and blast two tone horns when this guy is up ! They going to fine everyone !!!! Peroni
  • Score: 2

2:43pm Mon 4 Aug 14

phill67 says...

Girls raped in Boscombe,travellers in poole,glad to see the police are taking the real crimials off the streets
Girls raped in Boscombe,travellers in poole,glad to see the police are taking the real crimials off the streets phill67
  • Score: 2

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