Drink-drivers warned: You'll be fast-tracked through the courts

Southend Standard: Drink-drivers warned: You'll be fast-tracked through the courts Drink-drivers warned: You'll be fast-tracked through the courts

POLICE say a scheme to fast-track drink-drivers through the courts over the festive period has been a big success and is set to continue.

In December, Essex Police’s Christmas campaign saw 124 arrested – with most of them appearing in court within 24 hours.

Most of the offenders were banned from driving less than a day after being breathalysed, or being charged with failing or refusing to provide a specimen.

A total of 3,409 drivers were breath-tested in December, including 160 who had been involved in road collisions.

Of the 124 arrested, ten were suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs, or drink and drugs.

Adam Pipe, Essex Police casualty reduction manager, said courts would continue to deliver swift justice.

He said: “Excellent co-operation with the Criminal Justice Department and the courts has resulted in the majority of offenders being brought to justice within 24 hours.

“We hope this will bring home to drivers that police and the courts will continue to deal robustly with offenders and ensure they are taken off the roads as quickly as possible for the safety of other road users.”

Mr Pipe added there had been an apparent increase in the number of people thinking they were safe to drive after drinking the previous evening.

Those arrested included a man who was involved in a crash and refused to provide a sample of breath or blood.

He was given a six-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, and disqualified from driving for 40 months.

A woman from the Chelmsford area was also found to be twice over the limit when she was stopped and questioned while driving her children to school.

She was disqualified for 20 months.

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11:08am Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST
FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST LastLaugh2

12:51pm Sun 12 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

should be 'fast tracking' irresponsible dog owners through the courts..... more chance of serious injury by a dog than a drunk driver...
should be 'fast tracking' irresponsible dog owners through the courts..... more chance of serious injury by a dog than a drunk driver... pembury53

12:54pm Sun 12 Jan 14

BodyBuilder says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST
Well I don't hardly drink as I'm a body builder. But some people drive as dangerous or worse when sober then they would drunk. People tend to be more self conscious perhaps after a few beverages and don't want to draw attention to themselves. I know I would drive slower if I was a drink driver.
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST[/p][/quote]Well I don't hardly drink as I'm a body builder. But some people drive as dangerous or worse when sober then they would drunk. People tend to be more self conscious perhaps after a few beverages and don't want to draw attention to themselves. I know I would drive slower if I was a drink driver. BodyBuilder

3:37pm Sun 12 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed.

Strange that, eh?
More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh? RochfordRob

3:38pm Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

BodyBuilder wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST
Well I don't hardly drink as I'm a body builder. But some people drive as dangerous or worse when sober then they would drunk. People tend to be more self conscious perhaps after a few beverages and don't want to draw attention to themselves. I know I would drive slower if I was a drink driver.
So your a Body builder are you? make a good labourer then, hope you dont take steroids, as those drugs can impair sound judgement
[quote][p][bold]BodyBuilder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST[/p][/quote]Well I don't hardly drink as I'm a body builder. But some people drive as dangerous or worse when sober then they would drunk. People tend to be more self conscious perhaps after a few beverages and don't want to draw attention to themselves. I know I would drive slower if I was a drink driver.[/p][/quote]So your a Body builder are you? make a good labourer then, hope you dont take steroids, as those drugs can impair sound judgement LastLaugh2

3:43pm Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

RochfordRob wrote:
More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed.

Strange that, eh?
PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?[/p][/quote]PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday LastLaugh2

5:04pm Sun 12 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed.

Strange that, eh?
PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday
Oh dear, who rattled your cage?

Pensioner? Hardly. I wished.

I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear.

And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?[/p][/quote]PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday[/p][/quote]Oh dear, who rattled your cage? Pensioner? Hardly. I wished. I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear. And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh. RochfordRob

8:01pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Southend Andy says...

Think lastlaugh & lastlaugh2 are one of the same,
Think lastlaugh & lastlaugh2 are one of the same, Southend Andy

6:50am Mon 13 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

RochfordRob wrote:
More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed.

Strange that, eh?
Out of a hundred car accidents,30 were on their I phone, 30 were speeding 30 were caused by others, whilst ten were drunk, so yes Rochford gob has a quirky point, however 10 is too many, as they potential murderers, in charge of a steel bow at speed, and need to be taken out soon as possible
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?[/p][/quote]Out of a hundred car accidents,30 were on their I phone, 30 were speeding 30 were caused by others, whilst ten were drunk, so yes Rochford gob has a quirky point, however 10 is too many, as they potential murderers, in charge of a steel bow at speed, and need to be taken out soon as possible Nowthatsworthknowing

6:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST
I agree - and curtain twitchers need removing from behind their curtains too.

A woman driving her kids to school while under the influence. Disgusting. Absolutely appalling.

That merits a whole army of lefties from Social Services descending upon this female so why isn't it happening?

If you lefties paid attention to the real issues like this instead of constantly fault finding the opinions of others, we'd all be a lot better off.

I NEVER drink when driving, not even the night before.
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST[/p][/quote]I agree - and curtain twitchers need removing from behind their curtains too. A woman driving her kids to school while under the influence. Disgusting. Absolutely appalling. That merits a whole army of lefties from Social Services descending upon this female so why isn't it happening? If you lefties paid attention to the real issues like this instead of constantly fault finding the opinions of others, we'd all be a lot better off. I NEVER drink when driving, not even the night before. Kim Gandy

6:47pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

BodyBuilder wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST
Well I don't hardly drink as I'm a body builder. But some people drive as dangerous or worse when sober then they would drunk. People tend to be more self conscious perhaps after a few beverages and don't want to draw attention to themselves. I know I would drive slower if I was a drink driver.
If your brains exploded, it wouldn't even disturb your hair.
[quote][p][bold]BodyBuilder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: FANTASTIC as drink drivers need to be taken off the roads FAST[/p][/quote]Well I don't hardly drink as I'm a body builder. But some people drive as dangerous or worse when sober then they would drunk. People tend to be more self conscious perhaps after a few beverages and don't want to draw attention to themselves. I know I would drive slower if I was a drink driver.[/p][/quote]If your brains exploded, it wouldn't even disturb your hair. Kim Gandy

6:52pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

RochfordRob wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed.

Strange that, eh?
PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday
Oh dear, who rattled your cage?

Pensioner? Hardly. I wished.

I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear.

And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.
That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word.

As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism?

Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online.

It's a sign of no imagination and no wit.

You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks.

The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality.

Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?[/p][/quote]PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday[/p][/quote]Oh dear, who rattled your cage? Pensioner? Hardly. I wished. I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear. And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.[/p][/quote]That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word. As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism? Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online. It's a sign of no imagination and no wit. You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks. The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality. Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now. Kim Gandy

6:52pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

RochfordRob wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed.

Strange that, eh?
PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday
Oh dear, who rattled your cage?

Pensioner? Hardly. I wished.

I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear.

And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.
That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word.

As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism?

Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online.

It's a sign of no imagination and no wit.

You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks.

The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality.

Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?[/p][/quote]PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday[/p][/quote]Oh dear, who rattled your cage? Pensioner? Hardly. I wished. I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear. And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.[/p][/quote]That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word. As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism? Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online. It's a sign of no imagination and no wit. You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks. The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality. Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now. Kim Gandy

9:55am Tue 14 Jan 14

Milk Shakespeare says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?
PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday
Oh dear, who rattled your cage? Pensioner? Hardly. I wished. I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear. And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.
That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word. As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism? Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online. It's a sign of no imagination and no wit. You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks. The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality. Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now.
Kim - are you not falling foul of the very thing you accuse LL of doing? Making assumptions about folk? Curtain twitching? time for his meds? If you do choose to jump onto that incredibly high horse of yours be sure not to do anything which will cause you to fall. It is a long way down!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?[/p][/quote]PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday[/p][/quote]Oh dear, who rattled your cage? Pensioner? Hardly. I wished. I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear. And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.[/p][/quote]That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word. As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism? Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online. It's a sign of no imagination and no wit. You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks. The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality. Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now.[/p][/quote]Kim - are you not falling foul of the very thing you accuse LL of doing? Making assumptions about folk? Curtain twitching? time for his meds? If you do choose to jump onto that incredibly high horse of yours be sure not to do anything which will cause you to fall. It is a long way down! Milk Shakespeare

11:05am Tue 14 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

She's is right about the Head troll LL though.

Conspicuous by his absence having been banned again and replaced by numerous 'sockpuppets'.
She's is right about the Head troll LL though. Conspicuous by his absence having been banned again and replaced by numerous 'sockpuppets'. RochfordRob

12:08pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Lauqhlast. says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed.

Strange that, eh?
PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday
Oh dear, who rattled your cage?

Pensioner? Hardly. I wished.

I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear.

And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.
That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word.

As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism?

Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online.

It's a sign of no imagination and no wit.

You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks.

The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality.

Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now.
"You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks."

" The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. "

If you 'got' irony you could build a battleship and float to Yorkshire..

as for the 'meds' thing...you always know when someone is on them...they accuse others of the same...;)
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: More people have crashes whilst sober than drunk So, if statistics are anything to go by it's safer to drive whilst p*ssed. Strange that, eh?[/p][/quote]PI55ED YOU MUST BE, pensioner bored on a Sunday[/p][/quote]Oh dear, who rattled your cage? Pensioner? Hardly. I wished. I was only quoting the stats, don't shoot the messenger dear. And if I'm bored and on here - what's your excuse? You're almost as gobby as the original LastLaugh.[/p][/quote]That's because this IS the original. The real McCoy. Always ASSUMES about other folk but mention anything he doesn't agree with and he will immediately label you with an "ism". Usually "racism", it's his favourite word. As for boredom, he only comes on here for a break from curtain twitching. Doesn't do for the neighbours to see him doing it too much you see. Somebody might label him with an "ism". Voyeurism? Funny isn't it how folk on here always ASSUME things about you based on what you say - or worse still - on the cr@p they've heard others say or rubbish they read online. It's a sign of no imagination and no wit. You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks. The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. There are lots of them these days but thankfully, not as many of them as us decent right-minded folk whose opinions are based in reality. Don't worry, it must be nearly time for his meds now.[/p][/quote]"You see, LL gets frustrated when there is a story he can't find any "racism" in so he resorts to personal attacks." " The true hallmark of a vicious, seething, hate filled leftwing troll. " If you 'got' irony you could build a battleship and float to Yorkshire.. as for the 'meds' thing...you always know when someone is on them...they accuse others of the same...;) Lauqhlast.

12:13pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Lauqhlast. says...

RochfordRob wrote:
She's is right about the Head troll LL though.

Conspicuous by his absence having been banned again and replaced by numerous 'sockpuppets'.
Anyone who disagrees with your mundane views is considered a troll...by your mundane opinion..were you not banned recently for swearing and writing offensive innuendo on a thread about a young girl? Yet you accuse others of being banned.

My user name has been changed because of the 'sockpuppets' if they now mimic this one then I can show a pattern of cyber stalking which contravenes the harassment act...which has both criminal and civil provisions.

but if you want to take up where you left off before you were banned then get started..
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: She's is right about the Head troll LL though. Conspicuous by his absence having been banned again and replaced by numerous 'sockpuppets'.[/p][/quote]Anyone who disagrees with your mundane views is considered a troll...by your mundane opinion..were you not banned recently for swearing and writing offensive innuendo on a thread about a young girl? Yet you accuse others of being banned. My user name has been changed because of the 'sockpuppets' if they now mimic this one then I can show a pattern of cyber stalking which contravenes the harassment act...which has both criminal and civil provisions. but if you want to take up where you left off before you were banned then get started.. Lauqhlast.

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