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PostPosted: 25-11-2001 01:03    Post subject: Trying out for the Darwin Awards? Reply with quote

www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_456860.html?menu=

Nonny

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One-armed drink-driver was using mobile phone

A one-armed man was caught drink-driving after jumping a red light in his car while on a mobile phone.

Stuart MacNamara whose right arm is missing below the elbow, was driving a car unadapted to cater for his disability.

He was stopped by police in Swansea after he was seen driving through a red traffic light holding a mobile phone to his ear with his good arm.

A test showed that MacNamara, of New Road, Llanmorlais, Swansea, had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his breath.

He was banned from driving for 18 months after admitting driving with excess alcohol, driving when he could not have proper control and going through a red light.

He was fined and ordered to pay costs with a combined total of £450 by Swansea magistrates.

The magistrates heard that MacNamara had been drinking into the early hours of last Sunday.

He got into his Daihatsu Four Track 14 hours later in the belief he was under the limit.

But his behaviour was described today as reckless by Superintendent Dick Lewis, head of traffic and operations at South Wales Police Force.

"The recklessness of this driver leaves me speechless," he said.

"Each offence is bad enough in its own right but in combination they are more severe."
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PostPosted: 31-05-2002 21:25    Post subject: Suspect tries unusual approach to bulletproof glass Reply with quote

http://www.startribune.com/stories/1451/2872190.html

Moon shot: Suspect tries unusual approach to bulletproof glass

Associated Press

Published May 31, 2002
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- He may have buns of steel, but Jefferson County jail officials weren't impressed.

Authorities charged Garrette Bellew with second-degree property damage after trying to break a bulletproof window with his bare behind.

Authorities said Bellew, 21, allegedly dropped his pants, ran toward a door and struck it with his naked posterior while a guard was on the other side.

Bellew was awaiting trial on two counts of first-degree burglary in the May 19 incident. The property damage charge filed Thursday carries a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail.
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 01-06-2002 03:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say the guy got a bum rap.

Nonny
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PostPosted: 06-06-2002 03:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

He can only have done it once or twice or he would have escaped - every one knows . . .








Wait for it . . .








it's coming . . .








3 strikes and you're out


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PostPosted: 28-06-2002 15:20    Post subject: MMMMMMMM dohnuts!!! Reply with quote

Ex-ambulance driver stopped for doughnuts on way to hospital
A US judge has dismissed a former ambulance driver's complaint that he was wrongfully sacked after stopping for doughnuts while taking a patient to a hospital.

Larry Wesley, who is black, alleged that he was treated unfairly because of his race.

Judge Lee Rosenthal dismissed his discrimination claims and said he failed to show he was treated more harshly than other drivers.

The judge said Wesley's claims that other drivers were not sacked for making similar unscheduled stops were not supported by the record.

Wesley stopped for doughnuts while he was taking an injured youth to hospital in Houston, Texas. The boy's mother filed a complaint that led to Wesley's dismissal.

Carole Snyder, an assistant city attorney representing the city, said Wesley said he stopped for juice and a doughnut because he was not feeling well.

"I think it's one of those things he wished he hadn't done," she told the Houston Chronicle.

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_617901.html?menu=
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PostPosted: 30-06-2002 20:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

you would of thought if he wasnt feeling well that doughnuts would be the last thing on his mind, and that he would make an even greater attempt to reach the hospital sooner!Very Happy
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PostPosted: 30-06-2002 21:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he wasn't feeling well, then why was he driving the ambulance in the first place?
I don't blame the boy's mother for being furious!
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PostPosted: 01-07-2002 08:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume he attributed his unwell feeling to low blood sugar or some such, otherwise doughnuts would have been a bad choice. If he was feeling so bad, that he had to stop despite having an injured passenger, why didn't he get someone else to drive? If he was on his own, why wasn't there anyone else with him (such as paramedics tending to the patient in the back)?

There's something funny about this story, but not in a good way.
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PostPosted: 09-07-2002 20:49    Post subject: Are We There Yet? Reply with quote

One suspects it's idiots being idiots, and little more. Poor guy in the back of the ambulance, though, eh?
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PostPosted: 09-07-2002 21:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Mr Wesley, you've not been sacked for being black, but for being an incompetent, thoughtless idiot!

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PostPosted: 09-07-2002 21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, what flavour doughnuts were they?roll eyes (sarcastic) :p

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PostPosted: 10-07-2002 08:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

carole wrote:

BTW, what flavour doughnuts were they?roll eyes (sarcastic) :p


"Your honour, my client would like to point out that they did have sprinkles, and they came with a free cappucino."

(I was going to put in a punchline, but couldn't decide if it was the family's lawsuit, or the driver's wrongful dismissal suit.)
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PostPosted: 15-08-2002 06:51    Post subject: Where it hurts... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 15-08-2002 08:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly what are the penalties for intoxicated driving in the UK?

We recently had a case here where a man was arrested on his 22nd drunken driving charge. The most he'll serve is 9-12 months in jail.

A new law took effect here on August 1 which makes your fourth drunken driving conviction in ten years a felony, which means years of hard time in prison.
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PostPosted: 15-08-2002 09:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 1 year driving ban, a fine of up to £5000, and 6 months prison for a first offense, with repeat offenders (plus if you kill someone) being jailed for up to 10 years, plus a 5 year driving ban.

UK driink driving laws are amongst the severest about Smile
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