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Poetic justice for drunk driver?

jelli89 Avatar
7y, 6d agoPosted 7 years, 6 days ago
My husband was involved in a callout early hours today....
****ed up 19 year old had rolled his 59 reg car into a field while returning from a night on the lash. Was able to get out of the vehicle, but panicked when he spotted a security patrol approaching and ran (leaving his injured passenger).
Am i wrong to feel that a degree of poetic justice has stepped in - the fool was subsequently hit by a car as he ran/stumbled down an unlit section of by-pass. I can only feel the upmost sympathy for the innocent driver who struck him - but utter contempt for the person who knowingly drank himself stupid 'til 3am and then drove home.

My footnote to this ramble is to pity the fool who sat next to him as a passenger - knowing the driver was wasted, but to remind people that if they have drunk heavily the night before - do not think that you will necessarily be to drive the next day - consider how you would feel if you got a visit from the police telling you that a family member had been killed - maybe innocently *crossing the road whilst out Christmas shopping* (*insert any other routine task) by a driver who was still over the limit the next day. Driving while under the influence/ without due care and attention, is an offence at any time - whether it be immediately following an event or the morning - PLEASE PLEASE consider the victiims AND their families of your selfishness!! I had a friend year back, who lost 6 week old twins who died as the result of a drunk driver and the family were totally destroyed as a result.
There - sermon over - i'm off to brave the other side of the seasons madness!!
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7y, 6d agoPosted 7 years, 6 days ago
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[mod]#1
What a moron (Drunkard not you)

Was he killed?
#2
Only plebs drink and drive

the guy in your story was a pleb so was the person in the passenger seat, letting them drive and for getting in the car with them

cant stand people who drink drive if im driving i dont even have 1, so not worth the risk and even when i have a sat nite out (very rare these days) and my parents have my DD i always get them to drive her back as i couldnt drive knowing how drunk i was the night before
#3
Syzable
What a moron (Drunkard not you)

Was he killed?


Sadly - NO!
#4
oh my god!! wot a ****, i will not even get in the car with sumone whos had over 1 drink and will not even have a drink myself if im driving. rather not take the risk!
#5
Yep a 19 year old made a mistake, he should definitely have been killed for it


Morons
banned#6
ainsleyb;7031363
Yep a 19 year old made a mistake, he should definitely have been killed for it


Morons

say that to the families of people killed by drunk drivers! :x
#7
Not saying drink driving is right

But the OP saying "Sadly Not" in reference to a 19 year old not being ran over and killed himself doesn't really give her much credibility.

She seems to resent the guy more for the fact he drives a 59 plate
#8
ainsleyb;7031363
Yep a 19 year old made a mistake, he should definitely have been killed for it


Morons

no he didn't make a mistake - he knew what he was doing thats why he took the car to drive home after. If you are going for a drink - dont take your car there are no 'ifs or buts'
#9
I see your point now, you get the shotgun and ill hold him down
#10
my mate drove me home over the limit a week ago after a night out
banned#11
ainsleyb;7031447
Not saying drink driving is right

But the OP saying "Sadly Not" in reference to a 19 year old not being ran over and killed himself doesn't really give her much credibility.

She seems to resent the guy more for the fact he drives a 59 plate

I dont think they were being 100% serious! :w00t:
#12
I think they were, especially about the 59 plate thing

The Op sounds more infuriated by the fact that a youngster drives a flasher car than her.

This thread is dumb anyway, the only people injured were the driver and the passenger who willingly got in the car with a drunk, i don't see why he should have been killed.
banned#13
Cluffy321;7031713
my mate drove me home over the limit a week ago after a night out

I think most people have been there at some time, even unknowingly.
#14
ainsleyb
I think they were, especially about the 59 plate thing
The Op sounds more infuriated by the fact that a youngster drives a flasher car than her.


I don't know what a 59 or any number of plate means...

However the driver was an idiot, perhaps her point about the car was he had a flashy car and was showing off, whilst hammered and nearly cost his passengers life and potentially could have killed other innocents.
1 Like #15
DragonChris
I don't know what a 59 or any number of plate means...



59 refers to when the car was registered, in this case the '5' refers to it being registered in the second half of the year (up to about February next year) and the 9 means 2009. Therefore if you went out and bought a brand new car today it would have a 59 plate, if you bought a car a few months old it would have an 09 plate. My bike has the registration Sx58 xxx which means it was registered late last year in Scotland whereas my car is Sx04xxx, showing it was registered in the middle of 2004.

I wouldn't get in a car with someone who I knew to be over the limit or was possibly a danger driving, many people I know will not touch any alcohol if they're driving. However a I'm teetotal, I'm usually the one driving which is fine with me.

John
#16
ainsleyb
I think they were, especially about the 59 plate thing

The Op sounds more infuriated by the fact that a youngster drives a flasher car than her.

This thread is dumb anyway, the only people injured were the driver and the passenger who willingly got in the car with a drunk, i don't see why he should have been killed.


but it could of been a very different story!!!!

many times you hear of innocent people/families killed by a drunk driver, while they walk away with a few scratches!!!!
banned#17
gave a nice early christmas present to someone last night .. night in the cells and a trip to see the local beak .. twice over the legal limit.. so they have to look forward to at least a two year ban and large fine ...

merry christmas:santa::gift::stocking:


oh and its of course my fault and should be out catching real criminals ho ho ho ho...
#18
dog_cop
gave a nice early christmas present to someone last night .. night in the cells and a trip to see the local beak .. twice over the legal limit.. so they have to look forward to at least a two year ban and large fine ...

merry christmas:santa::gift::stocking:


oh and its of course my fault and should be out catching real criminals ho ho ho ho...


GOOD!!! that is a real criminal they could of killed someone!!!

should be more than a two year ban IMHO
banned#19
ilovepink
GOOD!!! that is a real criminal they could of killed someone!!!

should be more than a two year ban IMHO


on an average its 18 months but I am hoping for a top result as second time caught in 5 yrs :x
#20
I agree he was an absolute idiot drink driving, but wishing he had got killed? Think of their innocent familiies not just the idiot drunk driver.

Maybe ban drink drivers for life yes, but wishing they get run over and die, no.
#21
What about the huge numbers of people that crash their cars and end up killing themselves and others because their simply crap and negligent drivers? No one seems too judgmental then because the crashes are simply 'tragic accidents' the headlines don't read crap driver kills 5.

Oh and the other day i was going along a 30mph road that is full of speed cameras and spotted a copper parked on the side with his speedometer, how pointless is that guys job.
#22
cbryanp
I agree he was an absolute idiot drink driving, but wishing he had got killed? Think of their innocent familiies not just the idiot drunk driver.

Maybe ban drink drivers for life yes, but wishing they get run over and die, no.


Agreed. No sense in wishing anyone in this scenario dead!!
#23
Okay - just to clarify....
''But the OP saying "Sadly Not" in reference to a 19 year old not being ran over and killed himself doesn't really give her much credibility.
She seems to resent the guy more for the fact he drives a 59 plate''
....What a load of tosh!
1. You know nothing of my credentials - i was not wishing the fool dead, however having had experience of the absolute devastation drink driving causes - the status of his health is of no consequence - at least if he was out of action he would not be able to shatter anyone elses lives. Would you be quite so much on the defensive if your parents, child, best mate (i also know nothing of your personal circumstance, so these scenarios are merely an example) were smeared all over the road, because someone was too selfish to think before turing the ignition key.
You may also recall that he ran off, leaving his injured 'mate' in the car - obviously the caring type eh?
2. At what point did i make any reference to my own vehicle details - do you know my car registration? - my point was, that only 2 months after becoming the proud owner of a brand new car - his selfishness has left him with NO car at all (as well as badly affecting his career - yes i DO know what his job he has!, being in debt for a very very long time, and living with the guilt of knowing that the path that his car rolled over is used by loads of his other 'mates' who walk home from town at that time on the morning - having had the sense not to drive.

I take the point that sadly numerous innocents are killed by crap driving (a lot of this is down to some shocking tuition and worse standards of some examiners) but drink driving is pre-meditated and EVERYONE who does drink drive, is fully aware that they are very likely to commit carnage
#24
dog_cop, if you are a cop, the standard sentence for drink driving is a 12 month ban, not a "minimum two year ban"

To the OP, that 19 year old is still someones son, do they deserve the heartache? If it was your son who was caught driving whilst drunk (don't say he wouldn't do that or you don't have a son) and he got ran over and killed whn he get out the car, you'd say "oh well, it was his own fault"?
banned#25
your husband is what a coppa? paramedic?

either one he shuldnt be sharing details of incidents with you to tell the world....
#26
bit harsh, dont think anyone deserves to die like that

alcohol is a bad drug man ......invincibility and hiding from responsibilities was this persons demise

government and education is to blame here
#27
Threads like this never turn out positively.
#28
ainsleyb


Oh and the other day i was going along a 30mph road that is full of speed cameras and spotted a copper parked on the side with his speedometer, how pointless is that guys job.


Actually that's an ideal way to catch people - they see the speed camera, slow down then speed up once they leave its range thinking they're safe only to get caught by the copper.

John
banned#29
peodude
dog_cop, if you are a cop, the standard sentence for drink driving is a 12 month ban, not a "minimum two year ban"

To the OP, that 19 year old is still someones son, do they deserve the heartache? If it was your son who was caught driving whilst drunk (don't say he wouldn't do that or you don't have a son) and he got ran over and killed whn he get out the car, you'd say "oh well, it was his own fault"?


as may be but not for the second time as stated, :thumbsup: HTH
#30
Jelli assuming that your husband is a copper i would guess that the below average intelligence required to be an officer and basic salary they get would put you in the 05 car range, correct me if im wrong.
[mod] 1 Like #31
ainsleyb;7039717
Jelli assuming that your husband is a copper i would guess that the below average intelligence required to be an officer and basic salary they get would put you in the 05 car range, correct me if im wrong.


Oh pray tell your dazzling occupation on wise numb nuts :-D
#32
Yes I do have to agree wiv u hun......hope he rots.......obviously don't want him to actually die....God u so have to watch what you write these days:roll:
#33
peodude
dog_cop, if you are a cop, the standard sentence for drink driving is a 12 month ban, not a "minimum two year ban"



While you are correct, that's only the starting point for a first time drink driver caught just over the limit - Dog_cop was referring to a specific case (two posts later he points out an 18 month average which sounds about right before any reductions for taking courses are applied) where the offender may have a previous drink/drive conviction or other conditions likely to push the ban to two years and over.

John
1 Like #34
Syzable
Oh pray tell your dazzling occupation on wise numb nuts :-D


You have over 24,000 posts on a deal website, im guessing your occupation is benefit scrounger with all that free time on you're hands.
[mod]#35
ainsleyb;7040340
You have over 24,000 posts on a deal website, im guessing your occupation is benefit scrounger with all that free time on you're hands.


:lol:

What a tool. :-D
#36
Syzable
:lol:

What a tool. :-D


What a witty response.

Your IQ must be pushing double digits.
[mod]#37
ainsleyb;7040455
What a witty response.

Your IQ must be pushing double digits.


I know..........but don't worry, you may catch up one day.

Don't lose hope. :thumbsup:
#38
"The Op sounds more infuriated by the fact that a youngster drives a flasher car than her."
haha
#39
This is what I love about christmas time. The alchys get a bashing and the smokers get some peace :w00t:
#40
Syzable
I know..........but don't worry, you may catch up one day.

Don't lose hope. :thumbsup:


You've averaged 17 posts a day on here for over 3 years.

Maybe you should put that much dedication into getting a job.

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