The shame of drink driving

Bournemouth Echo: The shame of drink driving The shame of drink driving

THE sort of nonsense sometimes heard inside in court is illustrated by the case of Deborah Poulton. She drank vodka from a Lucozade bottle, while driving around her 13-month old daughter.

When pulled over, she was almost three times the limit.

In mitigation the court heard she “hadn’t felt under the influence,” and “turned to alcohol to deal with other issues.”

The bottom line is that Poulton put the life of her baby and other people at risk and was utterly thoughtless and reckless.

No excuse, no mitigating circumstances. Happily, Dorset Police’s summer drink drive campaign started on Sunday.

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12:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

EddieVH says...

Ever think that someone drinking vodka out of a Lucozade bottle in the daytime with their kid in the car isn't a recreational drinker, but might have something of an issue with booze?

It was an incredibly irresponsible thing to do, and she was appropriately dealt with by the courts, but, this Opinion piece shows a breathaking naivety.
Ever think that someone drinking vodka out of a Lucozade bottle in the daytime with their kid in the car isn't a recreational drinker, but might have something of an issue with booze? It was an incredibly irresponsible thing to do, and she was appropriately dealt with by the courts, but, this Opinion piece shows a breathaking naivety. EddieVH
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