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2011/03/25 12:55:59 (permalink)
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Drink Drivers

 
I have worked as a Doorman for 15 years now and still see the out come of drink driving ,as the two story's below from last night.
 
Last night i turned away three lads because one had been in voled in something a few weeks ago in the club,the main one in the group the driver was the one i had to deal with on the issue.
After some bitching the three got in there car which had been parked right in front of the club and left.
An hour later the two passengers walk up the road told me he had just been pulled over and arrested for DD and they now had a £50+ cab fare home.
 
I finished at 2.30pm and on the way home on a swiping right hand bend there was load of dust in the air and crap in the road ,a car had just come off the road ,there was no other traffic around or lighting as i live in rural west country ,it had made a right mess of a load of trees clearing a car wide path and the car was almost flat but still upright.
I used the light on my phone and could see a Bald headed male standing by the front of the car holding his head ,i got closer and he was very drunk and had glass the Pisces of wood poking out of his head and bleeding a fare bit,i tried to talk to him but he was to smashed and just went on about his mate the who he said was driving.
I then called 999 for Police/Ambulance as the male was OK but the driver was no were to be seen and  if alive would also be in a bad way.
As i wanted for the emergency services ,i looked around more in the pitch black for the driver,and then after 5Min's or so the police was there ,i told them all that i had seen.
After a good search of the area they found no one ,but the car was registered to the male via his Id in his wallet and the timing of when i got there and only the drivers door only being able to be opened,it came clear he was the owner and driver .
The police took my ID and off i went home and the driver went to the hospital and then the police station i would think.
 
I could of saved lives by truing the first male away and witnessed the death of another if he had no seat belt on or going even faster.?
Daz

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    Colinzor
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 13:10:33 (permalink)
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    yeah man if you hadnt of turned that guy away and he drove home even more drunk that night he could of seriously injured somone or himself.
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 13:15:58 (permalink)
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    Back in the day DD was sociably acceptable, certainly not the case these days. I used to be awful for it, now am very cafeul about it.
     
    Glad that you didn't rock up to find a corpse mate...
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 13:34:03 (permalink)
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    Colinzor

    yeah man if you hadnt of turned that guy away and he drove home even more drunk that night he could of seriously injured somone or himself.


    You can and have said this to myself before ,once again three lads was kick out the club were i was working over ten years ago and on the way home they went down a long dangerous vally road which goes down into Bath,there missed the bend and  landed on top of an old boys garage.
    The three lads got out and give the old boy loads of shhit so much he locked him self in his house and had a haert attack and was found dead before police had got there. This was all in a local paper as the man had been a WW2 hero.
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 18:32:09 (permalink)
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    Tony Barnes

    Back in the day DD was sociably acceptable, certainly not the case these days. I used to be awful for it, now am very cafeul about it.

    Glad that you didn't rock up to find a corpse mate...


    Sorry Tony but how old are you mate ?
    30 ish ?
    That means you could have been driving under 15 years and drink driving has never been acceptable in that time, ive been driving 23 years now and all that time its not been acceptable, yeah people do it, i suppose it depends who you socialize with.
    Cant abide it personally, good indicator of an ar5e hole in my book.

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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 18:49:34 (permalink)
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    lol - I wasn't meaning my day, my dads day when they used to do pub crawls in cars taking turns driving, etc. If you ditched it, you just came back the next day to pick it up, nobody that arsed.
     
    Wasn't very clear looking back at my post, as you're right, I was a c0ck when I did it, young + stupid/invincible + living in the sticks = an 'excuse' at the time, looking back it wasn't...
     
    Yep, 30 the other day, driving 13 years now
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 19:00:03 (permalink)
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    Fair do's, see what you mean now.
    I personally couldnt care less for the DDers themselves but there is always consequences for the others they always seem to involve be it directly hurt or injured in an smash or your car or property they park on top of etc.
    No time for them personally under any circumstances.
    But yeah, many years ago, it was prob more acceptable socially...

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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 21:07:27 (permalink)
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    I  have no time for drink drivers,as far as im concerned if you have 1 pint you should be banned from driving.
     
    As far as being socially accepted in earlier years mmm im now 49 and been driving for over 30 years and it has never been socially acceptable.

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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 21:22:40 (permalink)
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    As above, hate drink drivers....there on the lash all day spending a small fortune then wont pay a tenner for a taxi home.......smash into some innocent driver or pedestrian, killing or seriously injuring them and 9/10 walk away without a scratch on them......then get some mediocre jail term and only serve half of it or less.....there scum plain and simple !
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 23:32:01 (permalink)
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    Went to a mate's wedding in rural France and was shocked by the attitude to drink driving. Even the local gendarme turned up and had a few before getting back in the police car and driving off.
    It's technically illegal but in this particular place, not enforced at all.
     
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/25 23:42:47 (permalink)
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    Not really read the posts but would like to say I was done with drink driving and got a 2 year ban.... Didn't hurt anyone and I've never had a single point in 16 years driving or a single crash or a single crash on a bike..... I've been turned down jobs for this and even though my bad driving was an flash of madness you get tarred for 12 years.... not fair!!
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:13:28 (permalink)
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    The Truth

    Not really read the posts but would like to say I was done with drink driving and got a 2 year ban.... Didn't hurt anyone and I've never had a single point in 16 years driving or a single crash or a single crash on a bike..... I've been turned down jobs for this and even though my bad driving was an flash of madness you get tarred for 12 years.... not fair!!

     
    So what IF you caused an accident ? what If your seriously hurt someone? drink drivers deserve all they get if/when caught, who gives a monkeys how good your driving record is,  you put peoples life at risk !
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:16:19 (permalink)
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    The Truth

    Not really read the posts but would like to say I was done with drink driving and got a 2 year ban.... Didn't hurt anyone and I've never had a single point in 16 years driving or a single crash or a single crash on a bike..... I've been turned down jobs for this and even though my bad driving was an flash of madness you get tarred for 12 years.... not fair!!


    So what IF you caused an accident ? what If your seriously hurt someone? drink drivers deserve all they get if/when caught, who gives a monkeys how good your driving record is,  you put peoples life at risk !

    Yeah you are right and I'm sorry. but I didn't hurt any body and in 16 years of driving I did this once and I'm still beingg punished..
     
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:17:43 (permalink)
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    The Truth

    Not really read the posts but would like to say I was done with drink driving and got a 2 year ban.... Didn't hurt anyone and I've never had a single point in 16 years driving or a single crash or a single crash on a bike..... I've been turned down jobs for this and even though my bad driving was an flash of madness you get tarred for 12 years.... not fair!!

    It wasnt a "flash" of madness at all mate,you knew what you were doing and got caught.
     
    You "didnt hurt anyone" luckily, you could easily have killed someone let alone hurt them.
     
    Imo you got off lightly.
     
     
     
    Sory to sound harsh mate, but i dare say you yourself wouldnt have forgiven yourself had you hurt or killed a person.

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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:18:18 (permalink)
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    16 yrs is a little harsh, doesnt it come off your licence after 10 years?
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:20:58 (permalink)
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    Fuk you like you know what I was doing, or how I feel about it...
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:29:27 (permalink)
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    I went round my girl friends and had some wine....... had an argument and then decided to go home... I got pulled over woop de do...........
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:37:30 (permalink)
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    steveuk2

    The Truth

    Not really read the posts but would like to say I was done with drink driving and got a 2 year ban.... Didn't hurt anyone and I've never had a single point in 16 years driving or a single crash or a single crash on a bike..... I've been turned down jobs for this and even though my bad driving was an flash of madness you get tarred for 12 years.... not fair!!


    So what IF you caused an accident ? what If your seriously hurt someone? drink drivers deserve all they get if/when caught, who gives a monkeys how good your driving record is,  you put peoples life at risk !

    I'm  not a drink driver.... Iv been driving bikes and cars for 16 years... once I got caught and I could drive better than you any day by far..........
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:43:32 (permalink)
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    post edited by The Truth - 2011/03/26 00:47:34
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    Re:Drink Drivers 2011/03/26 00:46:06 (permalink)
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    I'm not defending drink driving in any way as I don't think you can although we all make silly mistakes and fortunately the above caused no harm and the truth has leant from it I'm sure, but is it not equally as dangerous to use a mobile phone/txt etc... and I've also seen research to show that using a hands free as in being involved in a conversation can be equally as bad as drink driving - something I see on a daily basis and I'd bet many on here do or have done?
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