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Drink driver was four times over limit when he got into car after leaving pub

The Argus: Drink driver was four times over limit when he got into car after leaving pub Drink driver was four times over limit when he got into car after leaving pub

A drink driver was four times over the limit when he got into his car after leaving the pub.

Police were called to Worthing at 9.45pm on Saturday by a member of the public who believed a man in The Lamb pub in Salvington Road, Worthing, was going to drink-drive home.

A Sussex Police statement said: “Officers went to the area and stopped 31-year-old Michael Barnard on suspicion of drink-driving in Durrington Lane shortly after midnight.

“He recorded a reading of 130 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath when he was tested – almost four times the legal limit.

“Barnard, 31, of Warren Crescent, East Preston, was charged with drink-driving.

“He was remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on March 24.

“When he appeared in court he pleaded guilty and was jailed for 12 weeks and banned from driving for three years.”

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4:59pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job.
It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.
The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job. It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road. Man of steel
  • Score: 22

6:13pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Ouseler says...

" a member of the public who believed a man in The Lamb pub in Salvington Road, Worthing, was going to drink-drive home. "

Was going to drink-drive home...

I'm not sure police have the power to enter a pub and take keys from a ..potential..drink driver have they?

Until he actually gets in the car with the keys I'm not sure he is breaking the law is he? Perhaps you know for certain?
" a member of the public who believed a man in The Lamb pub in Salvington Road, Worthing, was going to drink-drive home. " Was going to drink-drive home... I'm not sure police have the power to enter a pub and take keys from a ..potential..drink driver have they? Until he actually gets in the car with the keys I'm not sure he is breaking the law is he? Perhaps you know for certain? Ouseler
  • Score: 4

6:18pm Fri 28 Mar 14

tykemison says...

Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette?
Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette? tykemison
  • Score: 10

6:36pm Fri 28 Mar 14

somerandombloke says...

Mean while everybody else in the pub drove home over the limit because the police were only looking for the one reported driver.
Mean while everybody else in the pub drove home over the limit because the police were only looking for the one reported driver. somerandombloke
  • Score: 4

7:07pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

Ouseler wrote:
" a member of the public who believed a man in The Lamb pub in Salvington Road, Worthing, was going to drink-drive home. "

Was going to drink-drive home...

I'm not sure police have the power to enter a pub and take keys from a ..potential..drink driver have they?

Until he actually gets in the car with the keys I'm not sure he is breaking the law is he? Perhaps you know for certain?
They certainly have the power to stop him from entering his car if they believe that a crime is about to be committed.
They could have stopped him from entering his car, whilst he was still in the car park.
In the past they have held exercises whereby they checked drivers in pub car parks in order to educate the drivers that had been in the pub.
But unfortunately preventing crime does not add to crime solved figures, which obviously they feel is more important.
[quote][p][bold]Ouseler[/bold] wrote: " a member of the public who believed a man in The Lamb pub in Salvington Road, Worthing, was going to drink-drive home. " Was going to drink-drive home... I'm not sure police have the power to enter a pub and take keys from a ..potential..drink driver have they? Until he actually gets in the car with the keys I'm not sure he is breaking the law is he? Perhaps you know for certain?[/p][/quote]They certainly have the power to stop him from entering his car if they believe that a crime is about to be committed. They could have stopped him from entering his car, whilst he was still in the car park. In the past they have held exercises whereby they checked drivers in pub car parks in order to educate the drivers that had been in the pub. But unfortunately preventing crime does not add to crime solved figures, which obviously they feel is more important. Man of steel
  • Score: 4

10:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

notaconspiracy says...

This fella sounds like a completely successful drink-driver, to me...
This fella sounds like a completely successful drink-driver, to me... notaconspiracy
  • Score: -3

1:28am Sat 29 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

Man of steel wrote:
Ouseler wrote:
" a member of the public who believed a man in The Lamb pub in Salvington Road, Worthing, was going to drink-drive home. "

Was going to drink-drive home...

I'm not sure police have the power to enter a pub and take keys from a ..potential..drink driver have they?

Until he actually gets in the car with the keys I'm not sure he is breaking the law is he? Perhaps you know for certain?
They certainly have the power to stop him from entering his car if they believe that a crime is about to be committed.
They could have stopped him from entering his car, whilst he was still in the car park.
In the past they have held exercises whereby they checked drivers in pub car parks in order to educate the drivers that had been in the pub.
But unfortunately preventing crime does not add to crime solved figures, which obviously they feel is more important.
he made his choices and got caught ,its not the police's job to have a quiet word ,and let them off every one knows the law re drinking and driving afterwards there should be a nil limit and then there would be no confusion on how many is too many
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ouseler[/bold] wrote: " a member of the public who believed a man in The Lamb pub in Salvington Road, Worthing, was going to drink-drive home. " Was going to drink-drive home... I'm not sure police have the power to enter a pub and take keys from a ..potential..drink driver have they? Until he actually gets in the car with the keys I'm not sure he is breaking the law is he? Perhaps you know for certain?[/p][/quote]They certainly have the power to stop him from entering his car if they believe that a crime is about to be committed. They could have stopped him from entering his car, whilst he was still in the car park. In the past they have held exercises whereby they checked drivers in pub car parks in order to educate the drivers that had been in the pub. But unfortunately preventing crime does not add to crime solved figures, which obviously they feel is more important.[/p][/quote]he made his choices and got caught ,its not the police's job to have a quiet word ,and let them off every one knows the law re drinking and driving afterwards there should be a nil limit and then there would be no confusion on how many is too many whatevernext2013
  • Score: 0

1:30am Sat 29 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

Man of steel wrote:
The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job.
It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.
he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk ,
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job. It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.[/p][/quote]he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk , whatevernext2013
  • Score: 5

11:41am Sat 29 Mar 14

greeg2 says...

Complete waste of public funds banging him up for 12 weeks.The beds in prisons are more precious than to waste them for someone who's been done for something as trivial as DD.I say trivial as he didn't have an accident or kill anyone.He could also have been prevented from driving all together if the "local fuzz" had stopped him.After all,they take knives from people and don't wait until they use them before they act.
Complete waste of public funds banging him up for 12 weeks.The beds in prisons are more precious than to waste them for someone who's been done for something as trivial as DD.I say trivial as he didn't have an accident or kill anyone.He could also have been prevented from driving all together if the "local fuzz" had stopped him.After all,they take knives from people and don't wait until they use them before they act. greeg2
  • Score: -2

12:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

The police were called at 9.45pm, did they just leave it until well after closing time before attemding, or did they go straight away, and sit outside the pub for over 2 hours,
Either way, they could have prevented him from getting into his car.
I wonder how much trade this pub will lose knowing that either another customer or the landlord (who was serving all of the drinks) watches how much everybody drinks.
The police were called at 9.45pm, did they just leave it until well after closing time before attemding, or did they go straight away, and sit outside the pub for over 2 hours, Either way, they could have prevented him from getting into his car. I wonder how much trade this pub will lose knowing that either another customer or the landlord (who was serving all of the drinks) watches how much everybody drinks. Man of steel
  • Score: 1

1:15pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tykemison says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job.
It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.
he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk ,
He didn't get caught, he got grassed by some snake.The police ordered up 4 large kebabs with garlic mayo and sat outside the pub in their air conditioned motor talking about the superintendents fondness of private firms taking him to posh restaurants to discuss contracts and his pension pot.
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job. It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.[/p][/quote]he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk ,[/p][/quote]He didn't get caught, he got grassed by some snake.The police ordered up 4 large kebabs with garlic mayo and sat outside the pub in their air conditioned motor talking about the superintendents fondness of private firms taking him to posh restaurants to discuss contracts and his pension pot. tykemison
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Patsyr says...

Man of steel wrote:
The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job.
It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.
Man of steel, you are a very silly man. Your comment doesn't amount to anything. What offence would the man have been committing if police had spoken to him before he drove?
This way he get banned, prison and his name in the paper if that might concern him.
Well done to the police I think, another irresponsible driver dealt with.
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job. It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.[/p][/quote]Man of steel, you are a very silly man. Your comment doesn't amount to anything. What offence would the man have been committing if police had spoken to him before he drove? This way he get banned, prison and his name in the paper if that might concern him. Well done to the police I think, another irresponsible driver dealt with. Patsyr
  • Score: -1

3:55pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Patsyr says...

tykemison wrote:
Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette?
Is that a joke or didn't you realise that the policeman is holding the brethaliser?
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette?[/p][/quote]Is that a joke or didn't you realise that the policeman is holding the brethaliser? Patsyr
  • Score: -4

4:55pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

Patsyr, I may be a silly man, but I would have much preferred the police preventing him from getting into his car and driving away onto the public roads, they could have missed him, and he could have had an accident, he may even have run you over, would you have preferred that to happen.
As I said in a previous posting, I thought that the main job of the police was to prevent crime, not sit in their cars and watch it happen, when they know it is going to happen.
Patsyr, I may be a silly man, but I would have much preferred the police preventing him from getting into his car and driving away onto the public roads, they could have missed him, and he could have had an accident, he may even have run you over, would you have preferred that to happen. As I said in a previous posting, I thought that the main job of the police was to prevent crime, not sit in their cars and watch it happen, when they know it is going to happen. Man of steel
  • Score: 5

5:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

julesgemini says...

Man of steel wrote:
The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job.
It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.
I agree. Police could have stopped him before he drove. Also if I was running the pub I would have taken his keys and made him leave the car in the carpark!
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job. It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.[/p][/quote]I agree. Police could have stopped him before he drove. Also if I was running the pub I would have taken his keys and made him leave the car in the carpark! julesgemini
  • Score: 5

5:43pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tykemison says...

Patsyr wrote:
tykemison wrote: Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette?
Is that a joke or didn't you realise that the policeman is holding the brethaliser?
Joke dear, whats a brethaliser while we are at it?
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette?[/p][/quote]Is that a joke or didn't you realise that the policeman is holding the brethaliser?[/p][/quote]Joke dear, whats a brethaliser while we are at it? tykemison
  • Score: 4

6:53pm Sat 29 Mar 14

greeg2 says...

tykemison wrote:
Patsyr wrote:
tykemison wrote: Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette?
Is that a joke or didn't you realise that the policeman is holding the brethaliser?
Joke dear, whats a brethaliser while we are at it?
whats a brethaliser while we are at it?

You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser.
If you're going to pull someone,get it right !
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Why's there a picture of a policeman lighting a mans cigarette?[/p][/quote]Is that a joke or didn't you realise that the policeman is holding the brethaliser?[/p][/quote]Joke dear, whats a brethaliser while we are at it?[/p][/quote]whats a brethaliser while we are at it? You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser. If you're going to pull someone,get it right ! greeg2
  • Score: -4

8:46pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

greeg2 says...
You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser.
If you're going to pull someone,get it right !

Breathalyzer maybe?
greeg2 says... You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser. If you're going to pull someone,get it right ! Breathalyzer maybe? Man of steel
  • Score: 3

11:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

greeg2 says...

Man of steel wrote:
greeg2 says...
You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser.
If you're going to pull someone,get it right !

Breathalyzer maybe?
"Breathalyzer maybe?" No it isn't you twit ! If you hadn't needed to use spell-check you'd have known that.As it isn't obvious to you,I was quoting him verbatim.
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: greeg2 says... You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser. If you're going to pull someone,get it right ! Breathalyzer maybe?[/p][/quote]"Breathalyzer maybe?" No it isn't you twit ! If you hadn't needed to use spell-check you'd have known that.As it isn't obvious to you,I was quoting him verbatim. greeg2
  • Score: -2

3:42am Sun 30 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

greeg2 wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
greeg2 says...
You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser.
If you're going to pull someone,get it right !

Breathalyzer maybe?
"Breathalyzer maybe?" No it isn't you twit ! If you hadn't needed to use spell-check you'd have known that.As it isn't obvious to you,I was quoting him verbatim.
No greeg2, you were correcting his use of English, and trying to be clever by pointing out his missing apostrophe, I used the correct spelling of breathalyzer to show that you are not as clever as you imagine.
I do not need a spell checker, especially one that gives American spelling, as per any microsoft programme.
I might need another keyboard, but that is another story.
[quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: greeg2 says... You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser. If you're going to pull someone,get it right ! Breathalyzer maybe?[/p][/quote]"Breathalyzer maybe?" No it isn't you twit ! If you hadn't needed to use spell-check you'd have known that.As it isn't obvious to you,I was quoting him verbatim.[/p][/quote]No greeg2, you were correcting his use of English, and trying to be clever by pointing out his missing apostrophe, I used the correct spelling of breathalyzer to show that you are not as clever as you imagine. I do not need a spell checker, especially one that gives American spelling, as per any microsoft programme. I might need another keyboard, but that is another story. Man of steel
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Sun 30 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

tykemison wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job.
It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.
he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk ,
He didn't get caught, he got grassed by some snake.The police ordered up 4 large kebabs with garlic mayo and sat outside the pub in their air conditioned motor talking about the superintendents fondness of private firms taking him to posh restaurants to discuss contracts and his pension pot.
i take it you yourself like to take a drink or ten and drive ,there should be a reward offered to inform on drink/drug drivers and a lift time ban when caught
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job. It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.[/p][/quote]he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk ,[/p][/quote]He didn't get caught, he got grassed by some snake.The police ordered up 4 large kebabs with garlic mayo and sat outside the pub in their air conditioned motor talking about the superintendents fondness of private firms taking him to posh restaurants to discuss contracts and his pension pot.[/p][/quote]i take it you yourself like to take a drink or ten and drive ,there should be a reward offered to inform on drink/drug drivers and a lift time ban when caught whatevernext2013
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

Was going to 'drink-drive' home? What on earth is that?
Was going to 'drink-drive' home? What on earth is that? Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: 0

6:27pm Sun 30 Mar 14

greeg2 says...

Man of steel wrote:
greeg2 wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
greeg2 says...
You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser.
If you're going to pull someone,get it right !

Breathalyzer maybe?
"Breathalyzer maybe?" No it isn't you twit ! If you hadn't needed to use spell-check you'd have known that.As it isn't obvious to you,I was quoting him verbatim.
No greeg2, you were correcting his use of English, and trying to be clever by pointing out his missing apostrophe, I used the correct spelling of breathalyzer to show that you are not as clever as you imagine.
I do not need a spell checker, especially one that gives American spelling, as per any microsoft programme.
I might need another keyboard, but that is another story.
I'm obviously not the one to convince you you're wrong.Ask someone you'll listen to.
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: greeg2 says... You mean what's a brethaliser,not whats a brethaliser. If you're going to pull someone,get it right ! Breathalyzer maybe?[/p][/quote]"Breathalyzer maybe?" No it isn't you twit ! If you hadn't needed to use spell-check you'd have known that.As it isn't obvious to you,I was quoting him verbatim.[/p][/quote]No greeg2, you were correcting his use of English, and trying to be clever by pointing out his missing apostrophe, I used the correct spelling of breathalyzer to show that you are not as clever as you imagine. I do not need a spell checker, especially one that gives American spelling, as per any microsoft programme. I might need another keyboard, but that is another story.[/p][/quote]I'm obviously not the one to convince you you're wrong.Ask someone you'll listen to. greeg2
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Grumpy0ldman says...

tykemison wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job.
It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.
he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk ,
He didn't get caught, he got grassed by some snake.The police ordered up 4 large kebabs with garlic mayo and sat outside the pub in their air conditioned motor talking about the superintendents fondness of private firms taking him to posh restaurants to discuss contracts and his pension pot.
"Grassed up" by a decent person who didn't want to see innocent people mangled in a crashed caused by him. Well done If I ever see it happening I will also "grass up " to save innocent lives
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The police were phoned at 9.45 pm, but did nothing about it until after midnight, when he was already in the car and driving on the road, what happened to crime prevention? I thought that was their main job. It would have been much better to take his keys away, before he got in the car and became a danger on the road.[/p][/quote]he s is an adult he made his choice and got caught ,the only one to blame is the drunk ,[/p][/quote]He didn't get caught, he got grassed by some snake.The police ordered up 4 large kebabs with garlic mayo and sat outside the pub in their air conditioned motor talking about the superintendents fondness of private firms taking him to posh restaurants to discuss contracts and his pension pot.[/p][/quote]"Grassed up" by a decent person who didn't want to see innocent people mangled in a crashed caused by him. Well done If I ever see it happening I will also "grass up " to save innocent lives Grumpy0ldman
  • Score: 0

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