The right to bag stuff out

Harry Sack

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My understanding has always been "no tolerance" when it comes to drink driving....discretion doesn't come into it.
 

Morkel

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My understanding has always been "no tolerance" when it comes to drink driving....discretion doesn't come into it.
If that's the case then, well yeah, Officer fucked up. And that's why there is protocol in place. May seem like a small thing to let a bloke with a sob story off lightly for a low range fuckup, but the repercussions can be dire.
 

Jedhead

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You're not wrong but does any of it really matter all that much? I believe instinctively, everyone knows what's good and what's bad for you. Ignore the noise, eat less processed junk, more fresh stuff and you're on the right track. If I had to live by one rule and one rule only, it's minimise or eliminate sugar in the diet but you know what they say, everything in moderation blah blah.
Food is manageable, but when you get everyone and their dog spruiking shit like that Fyre festival how do you know when something is legit and the next est thing or an elaborate Namibian style rip off?
 

Browny

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So.....the murder suicide thing.

I’m currently on an Army Reserve course with a QPS member who is loosely involved in the case.

His words were, the QPS members dropped the ball big time. I’m not going to go into anymore details but they fucked it up.
 

Nashy

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So.....the murder suicide thing.

I’m currently on an Army Reserve course with a QPS member who is loosely involved in the case.

His words were, the QPS members dropped the ball big time. I’m not going to go into anymore details but they fucked it up.
Murder suicide or not. If that officer let a driver continue on with a DUI reading. S/He needs to go.
 
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Nashy

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What's normal protocol? All I know is on the TV shows, if there's even a low-range reading they get dragged to the station for a proper check. Does that happen as standard IRL, or is it up to the Officer's discretion? If so, apparently this guy told the cop his sob story and may have passed the Attitude Test so was sent on his way.
If you blow .05+ (Or anything on the other lower licences) - Back of the car, we're going for a ride.

I know we have a couple of good coppers on here, but deadset, this sucking up to cops is insane in Australia.
 

Sproj

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Can someone fill me on the details? I don’t read the news and more to the point, local news like this doesn’t even get reported here.
 

ningnangnong

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Caught doing 40km/h over the speed limit AND 0.03 over the legal alcohol limit - I'm sure the cop who let him off already feels bad enough, but geez, you have to wonder where there's room for discretion there?

As has been mentioned, I thought there was absolutely no sway with drink driving? If you're over, that's it, no more driving. Come down to the station for a second test.
 

Kimlo

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Fucking hell, I got hammered with 4 points and a year on a restricted licence for doing 16 over back in the day.

What kind of bullshit is that? 40Kmh over is a hooning offence, 6 month instant loss of licence and a 1k+ fine. There isn't a cop around who would just ignore that but to then be fucking drunk at the same time and be allowed to continue on his way? That's absolutely disgusting.

That's gross negligence.
 

Morkel

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Fucking hell, I got hammered with 4 points and a year on a restricted licence for doing 16 over back in the day.

What kind of bullshit is that? 40Kmh over is a hooning offence, 6 month instant loss of licence and a 1k+ fine. There isn't a cop around who would just ignore that but to then be fucking drunk at the same time and be allowed to continue on his way? That's absolutely disgusting.

That's gross negligence.
Yep. 40 over is a “dangerous driving” charge. At least it was when I got busted doing 39 over.

No way a sob story is enough for that + DD to be let off with a ticket and “on your way, drive safe”.
 

bb_gun

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That cop is a fucking dickhead! What the father did is reprehensible, but the actions of the police officer cost an infant child their life.
 

Harry Sack

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Yep. 40 over is a “dangerous driving” charge. At least it was when I got busted doing 39 over.

No way a sob story is enough for that + DD to be let off with a ticket and “on your way, drive safe”.
I question how observant this officer was as well tbh. I've never been pulled up for a ticket, RBT etc without the officer having a look through the window to the backseat. How would you not notice a kid in the back? And if you did, even if you believed his sob story, how would you let him continue to transport a child? I'm just.....baffled.
 

Morkel

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I question how observant this officer was as well tbh. I've never been pulled up for a ticket, RBT etc without the officer having a look through the window to the backseat. How would you not notice a kid in the back? And if you did, even if you believed his sob story, how would you let him continue to transport a child? I'm just.....baffled.
He said he checked the back seat but didn’t see him. Kid could have been in a basinnet in the front passenger footwell and be hard to spot in the dark.
 

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