Ant gets stung

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by Beebo, 16 Apr 2018.

  1. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Ant, ( not Dec) has received the highest fine ever for drink driving. £86k. Plus a 20 month ban.

    Is it fair to fine someone more for an equivalent crime because they are richer?

    It is less than 5 days pay for him apparently! So the equivalent of a couple of hundred quid for most people.
  2. Inertia

    Inertia I feel like I could... TAKE ON THE WORLD!!

    Seems fair to me if it is to have any meaning.

    When you put it like that, Less than 5 days pay, seems pretty low.
    C R likes this.
  3. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    No community service though. to much charity work, WTF.
  4. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    Tosser Oops - if I haven't anything nice to say I'd best stay quiet.
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  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

    It's a percentage of income. In reality I doubt he'll even notice its gone
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  6. OP

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    It is interesting that the press and public have so far been very positive.
    I don’t recall the likes of Tony Adams getting quite so much support.
  7. Drago

    Drago Guru

    My own view that he's a drunk driving twerp who endangered the lives of an innocent family and child. Between that and the toupee he's beyond help.

    But... If he's genuinely contrite, learns from the experience, and modifies his behaviour, then maybe he can salvage something positive from the experience. Only time will tell.
    BoldonLad, C R, matiz and 9 others like this.
  8. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    I suppose the 20 month ban means he'll have to employ a chauffeur. Wonder if @Markymark's is free?
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  9. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guru

    Was this him leaving court?

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  10. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Seems fair to me.
    I got a monkey fine and 20 MTHS in 95 for twice the limit.
    Mind you I was paying myself £250 a week I was robbed and treated harshly
  11. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Does anyone really care? I guess trial by media is as popular now as public stoning once was. It fills the column inches I suppose.
    Mrs M likes this.
  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Guru

    Ought to ban any drunk driver from any car for period of ban whether driving or not. So public transport only.
    robrinay and Drago like this.
  13. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

    Midlands UK
    Drink driving is unacceptable and those caught deserve to be punished. However he has demons so he also needs a lot of help.
  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Demons? He needs to grow a pair.
  15. Zero sympathy for the bloke, and sympathy comes between sh1t and syphilis in the dictionary !!
    Drago likes this.
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