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Ant gets stung

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by Beebo, 16 Apr 2018 at 18:41.

  1. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    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. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    It’s a 2/3rds of his weekly income which I think is the same for everybody
     
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  3. 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.
     
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  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

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

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Tosser Oops - if I haven't anything nice to say I'd best stay quiet.
     
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  6. It's a percentage of income. In reality I doubt he'll even notice its gone
     
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  7. OP
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    Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    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.
     
  8. 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.
     
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  9. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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    I suppose the 20 month ban means he'll have to employ a chauffeur. Wonder if @Markymark's is free?
     
  10. Was this him leaving court?

     
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  11. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    You recon thats a wig? I would have thought that he would have been able to sort himself out with a better hairpiece than that, hes loosing his hair at the front which makes me think its his own hair.
    Actually just seen the clip from today and it looks like a bonded topper, so your right I think Drago.
     
    Last edited: 16 Apr 2018 at 20:09
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  12. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
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    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 ..so I was robbed and treated harshly
     
  13. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    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.
     
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  14. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Ought to ban any drunk driver from any car for period of ban whether driving or not. So public transport only.
     
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  15. Regulator

    Regulator Not a SPM snowflake.


    Yes. It’s a system used in a number of jurisdictions.
     
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