Moment of madness: Drink drive shame of pubwatch chairman and landlord

LANDLORD: Peter Lyon

LANDLORD: Peter Lyon

First published in News

A leading publican who is chairman of Christchurch Pubwatch has offered to resign after admitting drink driving.

Peter Lyon, the landlord of the Nelson Tavern, was handed a 12-month driving ban and ordered to pay £553 after he was caught driving while over the limit.

Lyon, 67, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Magistrates Court and said it was a “moment of anger and frustration” and a “misjudgement”.

“It was me who put the key in the ignition and I should have thought about it more carefully,” he said.

“I have volunteered my resignation to Pubwatch and what they decide is entirely up to them.”

Nicola Reece, prosecuting, told magistrates Lyon was stopped by officers on mobile patrol in Christchurch on July 21. She said he was stopped because his Peugeot car had a defective indicator and rear tyre.

He was breathalysed at the roadside and twice at the police station and the lowest reading showed that he had 59mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

Lyon’s barrister Justin Shale said his client was of previous good character and had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

He said: “He wasn’t expecting to drive that evening.

“The circumstances are that he was working in The Nelson restaurant and there was a call at the last minute for a delivery to be made.

“He volunteered to drive, not thinking he would be above the limit.”

He said Lyon, of Chichester Way in Mudeford, suffered from oesophagitis and Crohn’s disease and had not eaten properly for the previous two days.

He said the fact he had an empty stomach meant the “few glasses of strong beer” he had drunk that evening had more of an effect on him.

Lyon was ordered to pay a fine of £425, costs of £85 and a £43 victim surcharge.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, which will be reduced by 91 days if he completes a drink-driving course.

His offer to resign as chairman of Pubwatch will be considered by members at their next meeting in September.

Lyon said afterwards: “I most definitely do not condone drink driving, this was an unfortunate set of circumstances.

“I was annoyed with my staff for taking the order, they hadn’t taken it correctly. I just got in the car to do the delivery not even thinking.

“Normally, I wouldn’t have a drink until I had done all my deliveries.”

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6:58am Sat 9 Aug 14

Huey says...

Caught out there!
Caught out there! Huey
  • Score: 10

7:33am Sat 9 Aug 14

Ginny nz says...

Resign , he should be sacked . I don't know how he can show his face !!
Resign , he should be sacked . I don't know how he can show his face !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 21

7:40am Sat 9 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Always a whingy excuse. Idiot.
Always a whingy excuse. Idiot. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 31

7:41am Sat 9 Aug 14

Rustyfootballer says...

That is all lies though isn't it? "I was annoyed with my staff" is an attempt to shift blame.
Not eaten properly for 2 days and then had pints of strong beer - you seriously expect anyone to believe that you didn't consider you might be over the limit? You just thought you would get away with it. However, you learn by your mistakes so lets hope you do.
That is all lies though isn't it? "I was annoyed with my staff" is an attempt to shift blame. Not eaten properly for 2 days and then had pints of strong beer - you seriously expect anyone to believe that you didn't consider you might be over the limit? You just thought you would get away with it. However, you learn by your mistakes so lets hope you do. Rustyfootballer
  • Score: 55

7:52am Sat 9 Aug 14

djd says...

If his vehicle had been roadworthy he might not have been stopped and found himself in this predicament.
If he had not been drinking and then driving....... But he did.
Probably not the first time, just the first time he had been caught.
If his vehicle had been roadworthy he might not have been stopped and found himself in this predicament. If he had not been drinking and then driving....... But he did. Probably not the first time, just the first time he had been caught. djd
  • Score: 46

7:54am Sat 9 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

I'm going to court to contest a parking fine .can anyone suggest an illness, phobia disease ailment ,I can develops that as not been used recently in defence,anything that does not require amputation
I'm going to court to contest a parking fine .can anyone suggest an illness, phobia disease ailment ,I can develops that as not been used recently in defence,anything that does not require amputation kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 29

8:11am Sat 9 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

This leading publican who is chairman of Christchurch Pub watch geezer I don't believe a word he says you know, his pants are on fire ,he is lucky getting off so lightly you know
his dentures say it all
should have got 6 weeksas a send out message
I cant believe he blamed the rice with sauce on the top.
but he got away with it you see
probably been doing it for 50 odd years
This leading publican who is chairman of Christchurch Pub watch geezer I don't believe a word he says you know, his pants are on fire ,he is lucky getting off so lightly you know his dentures say it all should have got 6 weeksas a send out message I cant believe he blamed the rice with sauce on the top. but he got away with it you see probably been doing it for 50 odd years Nickydoonah
  • Score: 14

8:15am Sat 9 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

djd wrote:
If his vehicle had been roadworthy he might not have been stopped and found himself in this predicament.
If he had not been drinking and then driving....... But he did.
Probably not the first time, just the first time he had been caught.
say you had a pot noodle
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: If his vehicle had been roadworthy he might not have been stopped and found himself in this predicament. If he had not been drinking and then driving....... But he did. Probably not the first time, just the first time he had been caught.[/p][/quote]say you had a pot noodle Nickydoonah
  • Score: -14

8:19am Sat 9 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

You can use all the excuses you want but you will always get banned!
You can use all the excuses you want but you will always get banned! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 19

9:05am Sat 9 Aug 14

carrrob says...

Cut the crap excuses you drank and drove what a fine example!
Cut the crap excuses you drank and drove what a fine example! carrrob
  • Score: 24

9:17am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dlt_debz says...

Maybe they should have stripped him of his alcohol license too, as a pub landlord who would have had to complete the licencing exam to enable the pub to operate he should have known better
Maybe they should have stripped him of his alcohol license too, as a pub landlord who would have had to complete the licencing exam to enable the pub to operate he should have known better Dlt_debz
  • Score: 26

9:53am Sat 9 Aug 14

ykims3 says...

Shouldn't have been on the road in the first place, with an un-roadworthy vehicle.......What a clown!
Shouldn't have been on the road in the first place, with an un-roadworthy vehicle.......What a clown! ykims3
  • Score: 17

10:01am Sat 9 Aug 14

nothingtofear says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
I'm going to court to contest a parking fine .can anyone suggest an illness, phobia disease ailment ,I can develops that as not been used recently in defence,anything that does not require amputation
Show them some of your comments on this website. That should do the trick.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: I'm going to court to contest a parking fine .can anyone suggest an illness, phobia disease ailment ,I can develops that as not been used recently in defence,anything that does not require amputation[/p][/quote]Show them some of your comments on this website. That should do the trick. nothingtofear
  • Score: 3

10:22am Sat 9 Aug 14

BournemouthMum says...

I see the holier-than-thou-han
g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you! BournemouthMum
  • Score: -24

10:22am Sat 9 Aug 14

Oldalbanian says...

Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.
Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense. Oldalbanian
  • Score: -26

10:24am Sat 9 Aug 14

Boganish says...

Like all publicans , he feels he is above the law and doesnt respect it, most likely a daily occurrance to drink then drive, its the culture of the industry that should be scrutinized by police alot more
Like all publicans , he feels he is above the law and doesnt respect it, most likely a daily occurrance to drink then drive, its the culture of the industry that should be scrutinized by police alot more Boganish
  • Score: 5

10:27am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dahlia77 says...

Good news I knew he'd get his comeuppance one day, been a long 10 years waiting! This man is one of those landlords who has huge houses, rent them out to crack heads and the like and just doesn't care about the people who affected by his tennants. We lived next door to one of his rental houses 10 years ago and we lived in hell for 2 years.
Good news I knew he'd get his comeuppance one day, been a long 10 years waiting! This man is one of those landlords who has huge houses, rent them out to crack heads and the like and just doesn't care about the people who affected by his tennants. We lived next door to one of his rental houses 10 years ago and we lived in hell for 2 years. Dahlia77
  • Score: 33

10:52am Sat 9 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

He was breathalysed at the roadside and twice at the police station and the lowest reading showed that he had 59mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath

sounds lovely to me, an old age pensioner drunk as a lord
delivery man with bad breath= nice tasty supper,
I think I will go and throw up.
you know
He was breathalysed at the roadside and twice at the police station and the lowest reading showed that he had 59mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath sounds lovely to me, an old age pensioner drunk as a lord delivery man with bad breath= nice tasty supper, I think I will go and throw up. you know Nickydoonah
  • Score: 10

10:54am Sat 9 Aug 14

Controversial But True says...

I'm more shocked that a crime occurred in Christchurch!!
I'm more shocked that a crime occurred in Christchurch!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 6

10:54am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dahlia77 says...

Oldalbanian wrote:
Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.
Well IMO your company is not worthy of my business or any other law abiding citizens because if what you say is true then I assume that the company has something to hide, or the directors do. So I am glad the company don't advertise with the Echo, it's no loss to the good people of Bournemouth. Should I assume from your comment that you have a less than unblemised record also? I wish the Echo would go one step further and name and shame the kerb crawlers too.
[quote][p][bold]Oldalbanian[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.[/p][/quote]Well IMO your company is not worthy of my business or any other law abiding citizens because if what you say is true then I assume that the company has something to hide, or the directors do. So I am glad the company don't advertise with the Echo, it's no loss to the good people of Bournemouth. Should I assume from your comment that you have a less than unblemised record also? I wish the Echo would go one step further and name and shame the kerb crawlers too. Dahlia77
  • Score: 17

11:01am Sat 9 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

I wish I could think of something nice to say about this OAP you know
forget about his bad breath.
I wish I could think of something nice to say about this OAP you know forget about his bad breath. Nickydoonah
  • Score: -6

11:05am Sat 9 Aug 14

High Treason says...

Oldalbanian wrote:
Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.
Name your company and we can boycott it. Name and shame may deter a few other idiots who drink and drive causing death on the roads.
[quote][p][bold]Oldalbanian[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.[/p][/quote]Name your company and we can boycott it. Name and shame may deter a few other idiots who drink and drive causing death on the roads. High Treason
  • Score: 30

12:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
No, he didn't make a mistake. He had been drinking and made a very poor decision to drive whilst twice the drink drive limit. The only thing he's sorry for is being caught, just like every other drink driver out there who gets caught. What next? Defending the actions of travellers? (And then whining to the Echo when someone gives you a hard time?)
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]No, he didn't make a mistake. He had been drinking and made a very poor decision to drive whilst twice the drink drive limit. The only thing he's sorry for is being caught, just like every other drink driver out there who gets caught. What next? Defending the actions of travellers? (And then whining to the Echo when someone gives you a hard time?) Minty Fresh
  • Score: 18

12:28pm Sat 9 Aug 14

GeorgeW64 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
I'm going to court to contest a parking fine .can anyone suggest an illness, phobia disease ailment ,I can develops that as not been used recently in defence,anything that does not require amputation
Say your vision is severely impaired and you didn't see a no parking sign.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: I'm going to court to contest a parking fine .can anyone suggest an illness, phobia disease ailment ,I can develops that as not been used recently in defence,anything that does not require amputation[/p][/quote]Say your vision is severely impaired and you didn't see a no parking sign. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 4

12:48pm Sat 9 Aug 14

bluevortex says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
This man has been drink driving for years! He used to use two cars on one journey as a disguise.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]This man has been drink driving for years! He used to use two cars on one journey as a disguise. bluevortex
  • Score: 11

12:51pm Sat 9 Aug 14

bluevortex says...

bluevortex wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han


g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
This man has been drink driving for years! He used to use two cars on one journey as a disguise.
Ha! This man has been drink-driving for years! He used to use two cars on one journey as a cover up.
[quote][p][bold]bluevortex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]This man has been drink driving for years! He used to use two cars on one journey as a disguise.[/p][/quote]Ha! This man has been drink-driving for years! He used to use two cars on one journey as a cover up. bluevortex
  • Score: 5

1:14pm Sat 9 Aug 14

mcadder says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
Would you feel the same way if he had knocked down one of your kids?
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]Would you feel the same way if he had knocked down one of your kids? mcadder
  • Score: 17

1:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about.
The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about. JemBmth
  • Score: -3

1:45pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Wackerone says...

Oldalbanian wrote:
Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.
That's the worst of the punishment you idiot, name and shame. Won't be using your company either.
[quote][p][bold]Oldalbanian[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.[/p][/quote]That's the worst of the punishment you idiot, name and shame. Won't be using your company either. Wackerone
  • Score: 9

1:49pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com says...

Why is it these morons always seem to be suffering from this or that illness ?? Is there a dictionary of medical excuses available ? Should lose his publican license as well.
Why is it these morons always seem to be suffering from this or that illness ?? Is there a dictionary of medical excuses available ? Should lose his publican license as well. ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com
  • Score: 9

1:59pm Sat 9 Aug 14

podgie says...

Never Drink on an empty head is my advice.....
Never Drink on an empty head is my advice..... podgie
  • Score: 7

3:02pm Sat 9 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

Controversial But True wrote:
I'm more shocked that a crime occurred in Christchurch!!
I'm shocked that it's been reported, not that it occurred. As a Mudeford person myself I find it sad that dropping litter in Boscombe hits the headlines, but Christchurch rarely gets a mention. Do I really live in a crime free town? The answer to that is an emphatic NO.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: I'm more shocked that a crime occurred in Christchurch!![/p][/quote]I'm shocked that it's been reported, not that it occurred. As a Mudeford person myself I find it sad that dropping litter in Boscombe hits the headlines, but Christchurch rarely gets a mention. Do I really live in a crime free town? The answer to that is an emphatic NO. breamoreboy
  • Score: 6

3:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han


g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
No, he didn't make a mistake. He had been drinking and made a very poor decision to drive whilst twice the drink drive limit. The only thing he's sorry for is being caught, just like every other drink driver out there who gets caught. What next? Defending the actions of travellers? (And then whining to the Echo when someone gives you a hard time?)
How do you make a sensible decision when you've been taking drugs?
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]No, he didn't make a mistake. He had been drinking and made a very poor decision to drive whilst twice the drink drive limit. The only thing he's sorry for is being caught, just like every other drink driver out there who gets caught. What next? Defending the actions of travellers? (And then whining to the Echo when someone gives you a hard time?)[/p][/quote]How do you make a sensible decision when you've been taking drugs? breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

3:10pm Sat 9 Aug 14

pete woodley says...

Oldalbanian wrote:
Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.
Did not know you were a lodge member,whats wrong with name and shame if EVERYONE is treated the same.
[quote][p][bold]Oldalbanian[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.[/p][/quote]Did not know you were a lodge member,whats wrong with name and shame if EVERYONE is treated the same. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

3:38pm Sat 9 Aug 14

justsayithowitis says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
If he hit one of you relatives while over the limit I hope you would be as sympathetic. We could all comment and say he just made a mistake
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]If he hit one of you relatives while over the limit I hope you would be as sympathetic. We could all comment and say he just made a mistake justsayithowitis
  • Score: 7

3:39pm Sat 9 Aug 14

justsayithowitis says...

Oldalbanian wrote:
Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.
Name of company please so lots of people can boycott it
[quote][p][bold]Oldalbanian[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't worry too much it'll blow over in a couple of weeks. Just another example of the Echo's odious name and shame campaign. Withdraw your advertising from the Echo and get others to do the same. My company no longer advertises in the Echo until they stop the name and shame nonsense.[/p][/quote]Name of company please so lots of people can boycott it justsayithowitis
  • Score: 11

3:46pm Sat 9 Aug 14

retry69 says...

JemBmth wrote:
The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about.
You need to re-read your comments before posting if you think that is what you wrote,you actually implied the opposite
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about.[/p][/quote]You need to re-read your comments before posting if you think that is what you wrote,you actually implied the opposite retry69
  • Score: 2

3:52pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Bob49 says...

"She said he was stopped because his Peugeot car had a defective indicator and rear tyre. "

and they could see the tead on the tyre



yet can't see caravans on public land

well well well
"She said he was stopped because his Peugeot car had a defective indicator and rear tyre. " and they could see the tead on the tyre yet can't see caravans on public land well well well Bob49
  • Score: 10

5:50pm Sat 9 Aug 14

carrrob says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
Why have you made the mistake then ?
Foolish comment !
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]Why have you made the mistake then ? Foolish comment ! carrrob
  • Score: 2

6:43pm Sat 9 Aug 14

HappySardine1 says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
It's a mistake that costs lives! Imagine if he hit a member of your family!
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]It's a mistake that costs lives! Imagine if he hit a member of your family! HappySardine1
  • Score: 3

6:45pm Sat 9 Aug 14

HappySardine1 says...

The blokes been drink driving for years. I am not surprised he has blamed his staff. He treats them like scum.

Should of had a prison sentence and his alcohol license revoked.
The blokes been drink driving for years. I am not surprised he has blamed his staff. He treats them like scum. Should of had a prison sentence and his alcohol license revoked. HappySardine1
  • Score: 11

7:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

chelsea53 says...

No surprise to see this face
No surprise to see this face chelsea53
  • Score: 8

7:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ashleycross says...

HappySardine1 wrote:
The blokes been drink driving for years. I am not surprised he has blamed his staff. He treats them like scum.

Should of had a prison sentence and his alcohol license revoked.
Quite, it is disgusting that Dorset police let convicted criminals have alcohol licenses. Pubs have the potential for loads of illegal activity to take place there and the people who are in charge of them should not have criminal records.
[quote][p][bold]HappySardine1[/bold] wrote: The blokes been drink driving for years. I am not surprised he has blamed his staff. He treats them like scum. Should of had a prison sentence and his alcohol license revoked.[/p][/quote]Quite, it is disgusting that Dorset police let convicted criminals have alcohol licenses. Pubs have the potential for loads of illegal activity to take place there and the people who are in charge of them should not have criminal records. ashleycross
  • Score: 6

7:06pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ashleycross says...

I wonder how long it took for his staff to get through on the 101 line to report this to the police. Probably home by the time they'd got through usually.
I wonder how long it took for his staff to get through on the 101 line to report this to the police. Probably home by the time they'd got through usually. ashleycross
  • Score: 5

7:25pm Sat 9 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
Not a mistake everyone knows you shouldnt drink and drive and it says he had several pints of strong beer. Its not rocket science dont drink and drive especially in his position as pubwatch chairman. Maybe you havent experienced a drunk wrecking your car, well we have and its horrendous,
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]Not a mistake everyone knows you shouldnt drink and drive and it says he had several pints of strong beer. Its not rocket science dont drink and drive especially in his position as pubwatch chairman. Maybe you havent experienced a drunk wrecking your car, well we have and its horrendous, hamworthygirl
  • Score: 9

7:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

I think he means "I got caught this time" :-)
I think he means "I got caught this time" :-) bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 11

8:50pm Sat 9 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

How come he got more fines and suspension than the drunk who drove me off the road, wrote off my car and put me off work for a month?
How come he got more fines and suspension than the drunk who drove me off the road, wrote off my car and put me off work for a month? holdinkæft
  • Score: 9

8:56pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

retry69 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about.
You need to re-read your comments before posting if you think that is what you wrote,you actually implied the opposite
What on earth are you talking about? Are you standing on your head or looking in the mirror?!
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about.[/p][/quote]You need to re-read your comments before posting if you think that is what you wrote,you actually implied the opposite[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about? Are you standing on your head or looking in the mirror?! JemBmth
  • Score: -3

9:02pm Sat 9 Aug 14

retry69 says...

JemBmth wrote:
retry69 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about.
You need to re-read your comments before posting if you think that is what you wrote,you actually implied the opposite
What on earth are you talking about? Are you standing on your head or looking in the mirror?!
Thought as much,not for the first time this week,ask the Echo to email you your comment and perhaps you will realise what you actually wrote
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: The Echo obviously doesn't agree with my comment about probably a better idea not to drink any alcohol before driving to be on the safe side. Very interesting. Perhaps, the need drink drivers so they have something to write about.[/p][/quote]You need to re-read your comments before posting if you think that is what you wrote,you actually implied the opposite[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about? Are you standing on your head or looking in the mirror?![/p][/quote]Thought as much,not for the first time this week,ask the Echo to email you your comment and perhaps you will realise what you actually wrote retry69
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ragj195 says...

The chances seeing a patrol car these days are pretty slim. The chances of getting pulled over by one are even slimmer and the chances of a drink driver getting pulled over the only time they've driven over the limit is virtually non-existent.

“Normally, I wouldn’t have a drink until I had done all my deliveries.”

Doesn't sound too convincing does it.
The chances seeing a patrol car these days are pretty slim. The chances of getting pulled over by one are even slimmer and the chances of a drink driver getting pulled over the only time they've driven over the limit is virtually non-existent. “Normally, I wouldn’t have a drink until I had done all my deliveries.” Doesn't sound too convincing does it. ragj195
  • Score: 8

10:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

bluevortex says...

ragj195 wrote:
The chances seeing a patrol car these days are pretty slim. The chances of getting pulled over by one are even slimmer and the chances of a drink driver getting pulled over the only time they've driven over the limit is virtually non-existent.

“Normally, I wouldn’t have a drink until I had done all my deliveries.”

Doesn't sound too convincing does it.
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: The chances seeing a patrol car these days are pretty slim. The chances of getting pulled over by one are even slimmer and the chances of a drink driver getting pulled over the only time they've driven over the limit is virtually non-existent. “Normally, I wouldn’t have a drink until I had done all my deliveries.” Doesn't sound too convincing does it.[/p][/quote]Well said! bluevortex
  • Score: 6

8:04am Sun 10 Aug 14

Ginny nz says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
BournemouthMum - going by your name I guess you're a Mum . Let's pray an idiot like this doesn't cause an accident that causes your family grief !!
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]BournemouthMum - going by your name I guess you're a Mum . Let's pray an idiot like this doesn't cause an accident that causes your family grief !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 7

11:50am Sun 10 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

Stick him in an OAP rehab centre out of the way
before someone gets killed
do his mates drink and drive with him
I have asked the police to check em out you know.
Stick him in an OAP rehab centre out of the way before someone gets killed do his mates drink and drive with him I have asked the police to check em out you know. Nickydoonah
  • Score: 3

12:53am Mon 11 Aug 14

ragj195 says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
I see the holier-than-thou-han

g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again!

The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!
Did you ever consider how many times drink drivers get away with it before they're finally caught and banned? I've made mistakes but I don't make them over and over. They also don't threaten to kill people.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you![/p][/quote]Did you ever consider how many times drink drivers get away with it before they're finally caught and banned? I've made mistakes but I don't make them over and over. They also don't threaten to kill people. ragj195
  • Score: 4

8:59am Mon 11 Aug 14

NelsonTavy says...

BournemouthMum wrote…
I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you!

Yeah... The poor guy made a mistake...countless thousands of times .... let's forgive him for the one time he got caught.
BournemouthMum wrote… I see the holier-than-thou-han g-'em-and-flog-'em brigade are out in force again! The guy made a mistake, now leave him alone. Of course you lot would never make a mistake, you all live perfect lives don't you! Yeah... The poor guy made a mistake...countless thousands of times .... let's forgive him for the one time he got caught. NelsonTavy
  • Score: 2

10:29am Mon 11 Aug 14

westbaywonder says...

Pub landlords, Yeah right, most are dodgy and have been for years, heres another example.
Pub landlords, Yeah right, most are dodgy and have been for years, heres another example. westbaywonder
  • Score: 3

8:21pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Chopper3 says...

I've never eaten or drank in The Nelson without seeing Mr Lyon quite tipsy, which is perfectly fine of course, but as you can imagine I wasn't too surprised to see this news.
I've never eaten or drank in The Nelson without seeing Mr Lyon quite tipsy, which is perfectly fine of course, but as you can imagine I wasn't too surprised to see this news. Chopper3
  • Score: 0

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