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Police cyclist catches drunk driver

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by summerdays, 9 Oct 2007.

  1. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Excellent.

    You have to wonder at the wits of a bloke who having been stopped on suspiscion of drink driving and awaiting a breath test (bike copper had to radio for the kit), pops into his house and tries to claim he drank a pint and a half in a couple of minutes, to account for the alcohol. I mean, like that would be your first reaction, if stopped innocently, "Oh, I'll just down a quick pint while we wait for the breath test...

    I gather from this that the copper didn't have the necessary kit with him - in which case I think it would be a good idea if bike coppers did carry it...
     
  3. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    i take back everything i said (or thought) about coppers on bikes!
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    what i don't get is why did he even let him go into his house to down cider.
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Read about this in the Metro..some go' ! -
     
  6. You have to wonder at just how stupid he is if he really believed that the magistrates would accept this excuse : using this 'defence' has been an urban-myth since-Adam-was-a-lad...

    But I guess if he was p*ssed, perhaps he wasn't thinking clearly...
     
  7. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    My thoughts too. The RTA allows the driver to be detained (ie, you are going nowhere mate) for a reasonable length of time until a breath kit can be obtained.
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    No coppers on bikes in Manchester, currently banned....... however useful they were...