Soldiers escapes driving ban to save career

#2
Seems fair enough. I mean, a 56-day ban isn't that much, whereas £300 plus another £95 is a fair chunk of cash.

It's simply choosing a suitable punishment, which is meant to be within a Judge or Magistrate's remit.
 
#3
I personally think that's wrong. 142 in a 50, and he got away with it?!?! I don't care what job you do, you should get the full punishment.
 
#4
#5
Magdovus said:
Seems fair enough..
Are you on smack? He should've lost his licence!

There would be outrage if it were a copper/judge that got away with it because of his job.
 
#6
A 20 Yr old REME Bomb disposal expert? Load of Sh*te! Should of been locked up and his Chav Chariot scrapped FFS!

142 MPH in a 50 and he pleaded "Not guilty" to dangerous driving, thank funk he didn't kill anyone. CNUT!
 
#7
He should have been hammered

Now ........ can he still be AGAI'd for "Committing a Civil Offence"?
 
#8
sounds like the police pursued him, causing the extra speed before they flashed their blue lights. It would be nice to know his speed when their first saw him.
 
#9
Smudge- I take your point. All I'm saying is that there is supposed to be discretion in the punishment.

I've heard of several similar cases of people who rely on their licence for work requesting that they don't get a ban, and getting a fine instead.

And so what if a copper/judge got caught- they hold themselves to a higher public standard. I wasn't aware squaddies did.
 
#10
don_gorgon said:
sounds like the police pursued him, causing the extra speed before they flashed their blue lights. It would be nice to know his speed when their first saw him.
Or he wanted to out race the car behind to gain more Chav points!

How would a short driving ban effect a 20 Yr old career anyway!!
 
#12
Magdovus said:
Smudge- I take your point. All I'm saying is that there is supposed to be discretion in the punishment.

And so what if a copper/judge got caught- they hold themselves to a higher public standard. I wasn't aware squaddies did.
I can understand discretion......but the speed he was doing should be an instant ban. End of.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
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#13
Instant ban for me I'm afraid

Is he just the van driver then since he seems to be in training?

Had it been plod we be running up 40 outrage buses straight away with Plod look after their own banners for the sides
 
#14
I know a bloke in the Royal Navy (Warfare Officer IIRC) who recieved a points tally which would have taken him to about 15 points, He is one of the few people I know with 15 points on his license because he wasnt banned under totting up because a judge deemed the license was nessecary for his career. How is a Driving license relevant to a naval officer due to deploy on ship?

The soldier in question appears to have got away with it in the eyes of the civvillian law, Can the army not dock his pay so that he cant pay his fine and ends up in more trouble>?
 
#15
Imagine if he hit someone? At the end of the day he is just like the mongs who raz up and down the streets by me in their chav mobiles.
 
#18
Hanging's too good for him. It's a good kick up the ARRSE he needs.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#19
Paul English, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Blackburn, said Edmonson’s actions were ”as lethal as a speeding bullet”.

He said: ”The rule of law should be equal to all, full stop. There should be no exceptions. It doesn’t matter if he’s a soldier, if you break the law, you should suffer the consequences. This sets a very bad example.”

...unless you are a member of parliment of course
 
#20
Is AGAI 67 still in existence? I'm sure it is. Not that it's double jeopardy but he could get a hefty smack in his career prospects if the unit goes down that route.

155 mph? Fukkin' lucky his chariot goes that fast! And if he can afford the petrol, he could afford the civvy fine.

Knobber.
 

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