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Advice - Persistent drink driver

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Hope someone is able to help me with this. One of my neighbour a few doors away is constantly drink driving; like at least 5 days a week normally 7. One pub he frequents is less than 1 mile away, and the other one is literally across the road ie. it's quicker to walk than drive as he has to go to end of road then out to main road and double back to get there.

I have reported this to police and gave them rough schedules; but he is still not getting caught. He often falls out his car when he comes back and has also caused damage to other cars in the off-street parking area. He cannot park in a space of less than 3-4 car widths, runs it up the embankment and then lets it roll back down; more annoyingly though he takes up atleast 2 parking spaces as he is never straight.

This is getting more worrying for me as young kids play out there and I have a little one due in April.

He has already been done twice for drink driving.

Sorry for rambling on; but do you guys have and more advice on how to get this guy stopped?
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Sorry for poor advice but I would keep reporting him to the police.You are doing the right thing.He is persistently drink driving and odds are he will end up causing an accident or hitting someone.

Also, I would probably let the neighbours know (if they don't already) that he is a drink driver so they can be extra vigilant.
I wonder if you could video him at his antics and hand it into the police would they then spur into action?Worth a thought at least.
#2
Absolutely just keep reporting him. A friend of mine did the same and the bloke was caught eventually so it does work. It doesn't matter how far the pub is, he's still drinking and driving and by the sounds of it, it's not just after 2-3 pints! Make sure you report the damage he causes... take photos/videos of him doing it if he doesn't own up to it.
#3
Thanks for replies guys.... I'll just report it again, and again! The neighbours know about it. It's def. not 2/3 pints he's there for 4-7 hours at a time. normally goes to farther away pub, comes home for something to eat then drives across the road to the other one.
suspended 2 Likes #4
When you see him come back drunk, phone the police then. most people think you have to be caught in your car to be charged with drink driving, this is not true. If they suspect he has been driving it that is enough to arrest him.

Also set a camera up, if you can video him from your window
2 Likes #5
jonny619447
When you see him come back drunk, phone the police then. most people think you have to be caught in your car to be charged with drink driving, this is not true. If they suspect he has been driving it that is enough to arrest him.

Also set a camera up, if you can video him from your window


This is the best advice. Forgot giving schedules ... have him caught in the act.Video evidence is even better. Sounds like an utter scumbag.
#6
If he causes a serious accident with someone getting hurt maybe even killed, it might be on your conscience that you didn't report him enough!? I know the police can be useless, but for them this should be an easy arrest.
1 Like #7
If he goes out most nights and goes to the same pubs. I would see which one he goes to, phone 999 and report him, tell them which pub he is in now and that at somepoint he will drive home, give them make/model/car reg anf his home address, let them know that he does this frequently. Chances are a traffic car will lie up in wait. If you give them schedules then they will probably do drive bys, some sit and waits but if he drinks in a few pubs they probably arnt going to waste a lot of time because they want to catch him in the act.

The other thing to do is report it to your local beat bobby, phone your local station and they will tell you who it is, they will often liase and get things moving. Failing that a letter to chief constable will normally solve the problem as well
[mod] 1 Like #8
Go to your local Police Station and ask to speak to the duty Sergeant and then give him all the details.
banned#9
contact your local councillor / mp and advise them that the police arent doing their duty. Should be easy to catch him if he does it daily!

http://www.writetothem.com/
#10
1jim

Failing that a letter to chief constable will normally solve the problem as well


This and your MP, asking how serious he is about stamping this kind of thing out when it is such an easy fix for the Police.....
banned#11
How many times have you reported him? It's a pretty poor show they've done nothing. If he has caused damage was it reported at the time? Did he admit or did he fail to stop? All pretty serious and more so strange the Police have done nothing.

As the others have said, a letter to the Chief Constable raising your concerns about the zero action thats been taken and the potential for serious damage or even loss of life has disturbed you into taking these steps - and CC to your MP who you expect to follow up.
#12
I realise that you have a life to get on with, but could you keep a note of their evening pub journeys - maybe when they go out and when they come back, to see if there is a pattern? We had a neighbour who did they same thing and i was on edge every time they went out wondering what distruction they were going to cause.
banned#13
where are you based ?
#14
I too am amazed the police have not done anything! What will it take for them to take your reports seriously, a death???
banned#15
banned#16
nikkib123
I too am amazed the police have not done anything! What will it take for them to take your reports seriously, a death???


do you know how difficult it can be to track down some drunk drivers ? and as I can speak from experience all best laid plans to catch drink drivers can be foiled due to other incidents that do take p residence, plus you could ask if he has been caught before what are the courts doing about a persistent drink driver and as you will know the law in Scotland is different to English law
1 Like #17
film him!
#18
dog_cop
nikkib123
I too am amazed the police have not done anything! What will it take for them to take your reports seriously, a death???


do you know how difficult it can be to track down some drunk drivers ? and as I can speak from experience all best laid plans to catch drink drivers can be foiled due to other incidents that do take p residence, plus you could ask if he has been caught before what are the courts doing about a persistent drink driver and as you will know the law in Scotland is different to English law


I didn't know that actually, is the op in Scotland?
banned#19
nikkib123
dog_cop
nikkib123
I too am amazed the police have not done anything! What will it take for them to take your reports seriously, a death???


do you know how difficult it can be to track down some drunk drivers ? and as I can speak from experience all best laid plans to catch drink drivers can be foiled due to other incidents that do take p residence, plus you could ask if he has been caught before what are the courts doing about a persistent drink driver and as you will know the law in Scotland is different to English law


I didn't know that actually, is the op in Scotland?


I only guess by checking their profile... ( no stalking) ;)
#20
dog_cop
nikkib123
dog_cop
nikkib123
I too am amazed the police have not done anything! What will it take for them to take your reports seriously, a death???


do you know how difficult it can be to track down some drunk drivers ? and as I can speak from experience all best laid plans to catch drink drivers can be foiled due to other incidents that do take p residence, plus you could ask if he has been caught before what are the courts doing about a persistent drink driver and as you will know the law in Scotland is different to English law


I didn't know that actually, is the op in Scotland?


I only guess by checking their profile... ( no stalking) ;)


Ahhh I see now. Stupid question but here goes, are you a policeman? Just going off your username.
banned#21
nikkib123
dog_cop
nikkib123
dog_cop
nikkib123
I too am amazed the police have not done anything! What will it take for them to take your reports seriously, a death???


do you know how difficult it can be to track down some drunk drivers ? and as I can speak from experience all best laid plans to catch drink drivers can be foiled due to other incidents that do take p residence, plus you could ask if he has been caught before what are the courts doing about a persistent drink driver and as you will know the law in Scotland is different to English law


I didn't know that actually, is the op in Scotland?


I only guess by checking their profile... ( no stalking) ;)


Ahhh I see now. Stupid question but here goes, are you a policeman? Just going off your username.


yes .. you must be a detective :D
#22
dog_cop
nikkib123
dog_cop
nikkib123
dog_cop
nikkib123
I too am amazed the police have not done anything! What will it take for them to take your reports seriously, a death???


do you know how difficult it can be to track down some drunk drivers ? and as I can speak from experience all best laid plans to catch drink drivers can be foiled due to other incidents that do take p residence, plus you could ask if he has been caught before what are the courts doing about a persistent drink driver and as you will know the law in Scotland is different to English law


I didn't know that actually, is the op in Scotland?


I only guess by checking their profile... ( no stalking) ;)


Ahhh I see now. Stupid question but here goes, are you a policeman? Just going off your username.


yes .. you must be a detective :D


I have missed my vocation in life :D
#23
op we've got a similar problem at my sons school, theres a parent who picks up their kids every day , always late , stinks of beer and abusive to other parents, they pick up the kids drunk, drive them home which is ONE street away drunk,
the school have contacted the police many times as have other parents because this person drives like a complete nutter no regard to the other kids that ages range from 3 to 11 , doesnt stop when the crossing lady is in the middle of the road this person just drives round her.
we've had the police at the school to help the crossing lady every morning for months but this person doesnt drop off the kids the other parent does, the police are not there at home time when the idiot is,
when the school questioned why he hadnt been stopped they said they dont have enough man power to spare an officer at home time.
Just yesterday one of the 3 yr olds just ran down the hill and straight out in to the road the mother froze to the spot screaming! it was just luck the road had gone quiet or that boy would be dead not just because of the drunk driver but the other idiots who have to speed past the gates.
so i guess we have to wait until one of the kids are killed before they will do anything. sorry dogcop but this is what the police are like where i am
banned 1 Like #24
vinylandtrinkets
op we've got a similar problem at my sons school, theres a parent who picks up their kids every day , always late , stinks of beer and abusive to other parents, they pick up the kids drunk, drive them home which is ONE street away drunk,
the school have contacted the police many times as have other parents because this person drives like a complete nutter no regard to the other kids that ages range from 3 to 11 , doesnt stop when the crossing lady is in the middle of the road this person just drives round her.
we've had the police at the school to help the crossing lady every morning for months but this person doesnt drop off the kids the other parent does, the police are not there at home time when the idiot is,
when the school questioned why he hadnt been stopped they said they dont have enough man power to spare an officer at home time.
Just yesterday one of the 3 yr olds just ran down the hill and straight out in to the road the mother froze to the spot screaming! it was just luck the road had gone quiet or that boy would be dead not just because of the drunk driver but the other idiots who have to speed past the gates.
so i guess we have to wait until one of the kids are killed before they will do anything. sorry dogcop but this is what the police are like where i am


Have you reported them to social services?
2 Likes #25
does the pub not have a duty also? can they refuse to serve someone alcohol if they know they are going to drive home?
#26
DLM i havent personally but i know of 2 other parents who have and i'm guessing the school have.
Ive already had a few run in's with them so im not getting involved again.

Edited By: vinylandtrinkets on Feb 05, 2011 11:14
#27
Take his wheels of (Don’t steal them as surely that is illegal), put them in his garden. Put vehicle up on blocks and film as he tries to drive it Dunkley, put video on youtube, win win.

To be serious, if it was happening close to where I live and the police or courts could not stop the guy then I would make sure that it stopped ASAP (Legally)

If someone was drink driving collected kids from school then I would also have that stopped (.)
#28
OP, I would advise you to plan your nights out around the drink drivers and save a few quid on taxi's.
#29
I didn't know that actually, is the op in Scotland?

Yes I am in Scotland, I've lost count on how many times I have reported him. He wont be long before he's off to the pub now. I'll take all comments into consideration and follow up with the authorities again. This needs to be sorted soon.

Thanks Everyone.
#30
As others have said filming him weaving about the place in his car and stumbling to his front door would at least give you something to hand to the police. Maybe film him a couple of times to prove it isn't a one off occurrence.
1 Like #31
How about contacting a newspaper, like The Sun. They love things like this, how the police haven't caught him and how dangerous it is. The police might suddenly stop the driver when it's publicised!!
#32
I am just saying, imagine something happened the drunk mans car. Is he sober enough to lock it? Do you have a spanner to remove the oil bung? Would his car look out of place on fire? Joking, dont set his car on fire, maybe dismantle it with a crane. I strongly advise that the man not be in the car when any of the above would take place, but then again you cant do any of that as it is illegal so dont, so anyway just poop in a bag and set it on fire and stick it on his door step and ring the bell, that old one always works :p

Edited By: BlinneOrlaith on Feb 05, 2011 13:38
1 Like #33
ALL depends how busy the Old Bill are in your area. If you report this the second he comes home, if they aren't already tied up with calls, a patrol will usually be well up for coming round. If you're doing it the next day or couple hours later, there's been enough time for the chap to come up with numerous defences (i.e. I drove home then drank 10 pints officer). The next time you report it, it might be a different team on shift and it's the first they've heard of it. The best thing to do is put it in writing giving specifics such as car make and model and his local pub/drinking habits. Ask that it be forwarded to the Intel dept and it should find its way onto a daily briefing. More often than not, its down to the pro-activeness of the individual officers in your area.

If still nothing after a couple weeks, phone up the local Police stating that you would like to make a complaint and you will get to speak to a senior officer. Well done for not just turning a blind eye.


Edited By: Grimer on Feb 05, 2011 14:18
1 Like #34
ham82
film him!


then post it on youtube with some benny hill music
banned#35
vinylandtrinkets
DLM i havent personally but i know of 2 other parents who have and i'm guessing the school have.Ive already had a few run in's with them so im not getting involved again.

It's so difficult.

I feel sorry for the children involved.
1 Like #36
vinylandtrinkets
op we've got a similar problem at my sons school, theres a parent who picks up their kids every day , always late , stinks of beer and abusive to other parents, they pick up the kids drunk, drive them home which is ONE street away drunk, the school have contacted the police many times as have other parents because this person drives like a complete nutter no regard to the other kids that ages range from 3 to 11 , doesnt stop when the crossing lady is in the middle of the road this person just drives round her.we've had the police at the school to help the crossing lady every morning for months but this person doesnt drop off the kids the other parent does, the police are not there at home time when the idiot is, when the school questioned why he hadnt been stopped they said they dont have enough man power to spare an officer at home time.Just yesterday one of the 3 yr olds just ran down the hill and straight out in to the road the mother froze to the spot screaming! it was just luck the road had gone quiet or that boy would be dead not just because of the drunk driver but the other idiots who have to speed past the gates.so i guess we have to wait until one of the kids are killed before they will do anything. sorry dogcop but this is what the police are like where i am


oO...that is disgusting , couldnt the school refuse to let the kids go with this parent knowing they are going to be putting the kids in the car whilst drunk and putting there lives at risk ? the police should make it priority to be there at the end of school , as by the sounds its daily and not now and again so it would only take one afternoon to nab them , and prosecute , before either there kids or one from same school, even lollipop person gets killed by this selfish, waste of space !!
1 Like #37
School has a duty of care just the same as Police.
#38
shopstilldrops
vinylandtrinkets
op we've got a similar problem at my sons school, theres a parent who picks up their kids every day , always late , stinks of beer and abusive to other parents, they pick up the kids drunk, drive them home which is ONE street away drunk, the school have contacted the police many times as have other parents because this person drives like a complete nutter no regard to the other kids that ages range from 3 to 11 , doesnt stop when the crossing lady is in the middle of the road this person just drives round her.we've had the police at the school to help the crossing lady every morning for months but this person doesnt drop off the kids the other parent does, the police are not there at home time when the idiot is, when the school questioned why he hadnt been stopped they said they dont have enough man power to spare an officer at home time.Just yesterday one of the 3 yr olds just ran down the hill and straight out in to the road the mother froze to the spot screaming! it was just luck the road had gone quiet or that boy would be dead not just because of the drunk driver but the other idiots who have to speed past the gates.so i guess we have to wait until one of the kids are killed before they will do anything. sorry dogcop but this is what the police are like where i am



oO...that is disgusting , couldnt the school refuse to let the kids go with this parent knowing they are going to be putting the kids in the car whilst drunk and putting there lives at risk ? the police should make it priority to be there at the end of school , as by the sounds its daily and not now and again so it would only take one afternoon to nab them , and prosecute , before either there kids or one from same school, even lollipop person gets killed by this selfish, waste of space !!


Ive no idea if the school can stop them, i can remember they did stop the one taking them until the other came back from work to collect them. one parent works the other is to lazy.
the working parent went mental with the head, really had a strop as they had lost a days pay. so ive no idea, both parents are fiery with or without drink in them.
I feel sorry for the kids too the one is a right little thug now and the other is so quiet you'd never know they were around you.
its sad, but as i said ive had am good few run in's with them and i'll not get involved again
1 Like #39
I reported someone for driving without insurance once, yeah I know...........grass etc etc, but driving without insurance is just as bad as drink driving, so many different and equally horrific scenario's spring to mind if the unthinkable was to happen.

All it took was one call, 3 cars waited outside the workplace where I said he would be at the time I said he would be there (from 10pm till 3am) and as soon as he got in his car and moved it towards the exit of the carpark they swooped in and blocked his path. It was pretty full on actually and kinda scary, especially since his violent bestmate was my OH (at the time) and he totally knew it was me, although could never prove it thankfully.

He got banned (for longer, he was already banned) and spent 6months in Bar-L, at least I think it was 6 months, it could actually have been longer.

This was in Scotland (was the OP in Scotland or was that someone else on the thread ? sorry dont remember) so I am wordering why they dont seem to be full on with this one. Maybe I just got a copper with a cob on for locking up wee **** that think they are above the law.

Also the pub DOES have a duty of care, its illegal to sell alcohol to someone who is already intoxicated, perhaps a little word of licensing warning should be pushed in their direction.

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