JC finally getting points on his licence?

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Police are examining a photo that allegedly shows Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson talking on a mobile phone while driving on a motorway.

Adam Blake, 22, and Hayley Byford, 21, claim they saw Clarkson on the phone as he did 70mph (112kph) in a 1970s Mercedes on the M40 in Oxfordshire.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7291607.stm

What a couple of wankers. Would they have snapped away if they'd clocked me on the phone at the wheel? Bet these pair of cnuts are vegetarian, environmentalist, car-hating types. Fcuking hippies.
 

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castlelgr said:
Clarkson is known to resent certain traffic laws, so what if he talked on the phone, its basically what is expected of him.
No it’s not Jezza's not above the law, however with the piccie they managed to get it looks like any other fat bloke with curly hair.
 
#6
Apart from anything else, if you look at the pics, it doesn't look as if they're moving at all - no movement blur, which one would expect to see on a photo taken using a phone camera.
In addition, IF this pic was taken in the UK, then unless the pair of grasses were also in a left-hand drive car, the pic was snapped by the driver.
There are a couple of other points, but have a look. IIRC this story first appeared in the Mirror yesterday, and we all know what the Mirror Pictures' Editor has done in the past.
 
#11
Unlikely it will come to anything. Any lawyer worth his salt will ask them to prove exactly when they took the photo. If they can't prove exactly when, then they will say that it could have been taken pre-ban.
 
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castlelgr said:
Clarkson is known to resent certain traffic laws, so what if he talked on the phone, its basically what is expected of him.
What about a bloke who's well known for fiddling the dole. Should he be let off of breaking the law as well? After all, it's what's expected of him.
 
#13
smartascarrots said:
castlelgr said:
Clarkson is known to resent certain traffic laws, so what if he talked on the phone, its basically what is expected of him.
What about a bloke who's well known for fiddling the dole. Should he be let off of breaking the law as well? After all, it's what's expected of him.
Not really a public figure though,

Its part of Clarksons public image, its what he represents.

Anyway if it was him in that photo I would be very surprised
 
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theoriginalphantom said:
I doubt this image will convict anyone



but the police are trawling through cctv footage so if he's done anything wrong on the entire journey we will hear about it soon enough.
Who in their right mind has 'mirror.co.uk' stenciled on the windows?

Room in the car for 1 more Jezza?
 
#16
As been stated, JC is driving LHD merc. so if pic was taken by a camera phone as printed in paper yesterday I believe, that is one hell of a great quality for someone doing 70 MPH no blur , no reflection from side windows, no steering wheel, etc, ok Gf could have been in the back seat, but why? so maybe just maybe it was taken by the driver?

and time difference! if he was doing 70 MPH how long would it take to get camera/phone setup? how far back was JC when they seen him and recognised that in fact it was JC?

i smell a total fit up here? allegedly
 
#17
geo7863 said:
castlelgr said:
I am already picturing a Top Gear episode where they get the stig to drive down the m25 talking on a mobile
Yeah but the filth they be a scared of the Stig didnt ya know!!

Fife plod 'nicked' the Stig when he refused to discuss the Lotus 7 he was driving to Knockhill :D :D
 
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castlelgr said:
Not really a public figure though,

Its part of Clarksons public image, its what he represents.

Anyway if it was him in that photo I would be very surprised
Fair point, how about Pete Doherty then? A public figure, part of his image, it's part of what he represents etc. So what if he stuffed anything white and powdery up his hooter, "its basically what is expected of him."

Breaking the law is breaking the law, no matter how many times your mug has been on telly. A separate justice system for celebrities is just a bit too... American for my tastes.
 
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I'd let him off. It's a fucking silly law anyway, using a mobile phone while driving on the motorway is no more dangerous than eating a packet of crisps, picking your nose or masturbating.

I'm behind Clarkson (which I suspect makes him a little nervous).