What gets me is that for 'driving while disqualified' he gets disqualified for 6 months and made to resit his test. Well that didn't stop him driving the last 20 times..... what deterrent is it going to be now?
I certainly give up on the 'Justice System' in the UK..... absolutely no teeth unless you are a law abiding citizen who makes a mistake. If you don't care you're laughing.
Tim Evans, defending Chappell, had told the court that his client was at the age when many men change for the better. Chappell had also been out of trouble for six months, he said.
Of these six months, 64 days were spent in custody on remand.
So he deserves credit for not stealing cars whilst in custody !!!
I thought jail was automatic if you are convicted during a suspended sentence.
Don't be too hard on the judge. His hands are probably tied as he's now obliged not to jail crims. for traffic offences if there's no space in the local prisons. Oh - and not turning up for his community order will earn him - another community order.
I've just watched a program on TV (Cops with Camera's or something similar) where a young man did not stop for Police and was clocked at 115mph... yes one hundred and fifteen mph, in a 30 zone. Young man said he was just having fun.
It was all recorded on camera, six Police officers were involved and the judge threw it out.
British justice? No such thing unless you get to the higher courts where they are less inclined to kowtow to the "guidelines" from our useless Government. Lower down the food chain, it has all become rather random.
Driving through a part of the country you do not know in company of your brother and see a sign for a Cafe. Being parched/in need of a dump pull off main road and find yourself going into a dark parking area surrounded by woodland.
You pull into the car park and are immediately greeted by the sight of a woman cowering in the dirt, crying, covered in blood and mud and with hair and clothes in a right state. A bloke is looming over her pulling her hair.
What to do?
1.Sit there like a craven git & gibber,
2. Call Plod and wait (bearing in mind you do not really know where you are)
3. Video the horror unfolding before your eyes
4. Approach the chap and ask him to engage in some constructive self criticism or
as for the first cnut, mind.... 'he was given six months to prove himself by Judge Mark Horton at Gloucester Crown Court.'
prove himself as what? a serial recidivist? 'The court was told Chappell already has 20 previous convictions for driving while disqualified, 14 for driving without insurance and five for resisting or obstructing police.'
Anyone else thinking 'fcuk him, he's had more than a couple of chances... shoot the criminal barsteward and put him out of our misery'?