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#1 kenworthy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

Odd one this, two things!

1) Why was cyclist not done for drunk in charge, or am I confused over this?

2) How much would you expect this gentleman to be fined IF anything at all?



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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

The cyclist can not be breathalised as he has committed the offence on a cycle and not in/on a motor vehicle. So it would be up to the officers to prove his drunk ness ie eyes glazed, speech slurred, unsteady on feet, smelt of intoxicants. I think this was more officer discretion at the time.
As for the fixed penalties he could have had 2@£30 each and possibly summonsed for the other offences. The best way to deal with this was the summons to court.
If he would have failed to give his details he could have been locked up under S.24 PACE/S.110 SOCAP.

#3 kenworthy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

I cracked up when I heard the figure. Sometime Justice serves well!



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:44 AM

My mate used to bike everywhere as he didn't back then have a driving licence. He got a tug on the A12 up our way for drunk on a bicycle and it cost him a fiver. Was probably 30 years ago though.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

you can breathalyze a cyclist, you can't arrest them for failing to provide but if they wish to provide then they can ;)



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

I think in my mate's case, the fact that he was cycling up the A12 (trunk road std, single carriageway) and using all of it, was probably evidence enough!



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

Hmm..£915     does seem a bit harsh..........



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

I couldn't help but notice this though.

 

 

Oops!

 

I really felt for the cop though as if there's one thing I can't stand it's Cyclo-terrorist and this one also knew his law which was doubly annoying.


Edited by DEANO3528, 27 December 2012 - 03:17 PM.





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