Wednesday, 22 February 2017

When 'Your Very Best' Just Ain't Good Enough...

Blackburn magistrates heard Dawn Greenhalgh gave a roadside breathalyser reading nearly three times the legal limit but then failed to provide a further sample at the police station.
Greenhalgh, of Whalley New Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis and driving without insurance.
She was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 40 hours’ unpaid work and a condition of attendance on the drink impaired driver’s programme and ordered to pay £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.
Hmmmm.....
She was banned from driving for 36 months after the magistrates were told it was her second drink-related conviction within 10 years.
The second time she'd been caught, they mean.
Richard Prew, defending, said Greenhalgh had been at her uncle’s wake and had then made the foolish decision to drive away when a fight broke out.
Well, we know how violent they can be, don't we?
“She says she did try her very best to provide a sample but she was very upset and it didn’t happen,” said Mr Prew.
Right, right...
Tracey Yates, prosecuting, said when police arrived in Barton Street, Greenhalgh initially denied being the driver of a Renault Clio which had crashed into a parked Mercedes.
“A group of males came out of a nearby building and they identified her as the driver,” said Mrs Yates.
“The officer also recovered a parking ticket from her handbag which related to the Clio at which point she admitted being the owner and driver of the car.”
They really do only catch the thick ones, don't they?

4 comments:

James Higham said...

The second time she'd been caught, they mean.

Precisely.

Bucko The Moose said...

I know a MAN who refused to give a test because he was dumb enough to think the coppers lying about why they stopped him was reason to refuse one.

It was the daft buggers first offence and he didn't crash into anything, cause any harm or lie about being the driver.

The magistrate said the only reason he wasn't sent to prison was because his wife was preggers.

I wonder why this WOMAN wasn't sent to prison?

mike fowle said...

“The officer also recovered a parking ticket from her handbag which related to the Clio at which point she admitted being the owner and driver of the car.”

For some reason, Hercule Poirot came to mind.

JuliaM said...

"I wonder why this WOMAN wasn't sent to prison?"

Me too. Justice is supposed to be blind, not stupid.

"For some reason, Hercule Poirot came to mind."

Can one imagine Agatha's books rewritten to deal with today's tawdry crimes?