On 23 May 2011 at 5:26pm Dave wrote:
LDC councillor Ian White was found guilty of drinkdriving at Brighton court this morning. Lost his licence for 12 months or 9 if he does the correction course.
What a good start to a brand new council!
On 23 May 2011 at 6:10pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
He'll probably able to claim for taxis!!
On 23 May 2011 at 6:23pm Clifford wrote:
He did wrong; he's paying the price. I don't see why it needs to go any further than that.
On 23 May 2011 at 7:24pm Brian Giggs wrote:
What about the one that was arrested for having a drunken punch up with the old bill?! Same political party I believe!
On 23 May 2011 at 7:39pm Deelite wrote:
Remind us who that was? And weren't there two of them?
On 23 May 2011 at 11:49pm He should quit! wrote:
Ha, ha, ha Clifford. Yes that's right. He's got a slap on the wrist for endangering the lives of the people who voted for him, and now we should let it go.
No, that's not right. Drink driving is a serious offence. It's not just a little mistake. He should be an example to others and resign from the council. People need to take responsibility for what they do in life, but I'm sure he'll just be protected until it all blows over. Sigh.
On 24 May 2011 at 6:56am Paul Newman wrote:
I wonder what made the Police stop him , its awfully bad luck if you are a middle aged person driving normally.
On 24 May 2011 at 8:06am MC wrote:
On 24 May 2011 at 10:44am Wife of the accused wrote:
Just to put the records right. I am sure that all the people who follow this thread would be interested in the actual facts. The police were phoned, by whom? In no way was there any indication of any driving offence.......Having had 2 pints quite quickly he failed breatherliser test. Foolishly he did not accept the offer of a blood test, in all probability he would have passed this test......Having decided to take his punishment without a fuss he has been villified by the Press. Is this lead by the Liberal Democrats who are desperate to overthrow the power on Lewes District Counci? How many of them have ever had a couple of pints and driven? Councillor White has worked long and hard for the last four years, please do not forget all Councillors are basically volunteers who only receive a very small allowance on District and nothing at all for Town Council. As far as the other councillor mentioned this was a completely seperate incident in no way associated. For the record Councillor White's conviction was for driving with excess alchol - not drunk driving with a reading of 48 which is one unit of alcohol too much>>>
On 24 May 2011 at 11:16am jrsussex wrote:
Well said Wife of the accused There but for the grace of God comes to mind. He has been punished by the law as the system dictates. If he is silly enough to commit the offence, or something similar, in the future then he would be expected to resign.
On 24 May 2011 at 11:20am Clifford wrote:
He should quit! wrote: 'Ha, ha, ha Clifford. Yes that's right. He's got a slap on the wrist for endangering the lives of the people who voted for him, and now we should let it go.
No, that's not right. Drink driving is a serious offence.'
You're quite right, it is a serious offence. And the penalties have been set down by Parliament and the court has imposed a driving ban. If you think there should be extra punishment for councillors perhaps you should take it up with your MP. But as jrsussex says, if he does it again...
On 24 May 2011 at 11:28am I don't live in lewes... wrote:
I'd like to vouch for Cllr White and can confirm from recent personal dealings that he is hard working, dedicated and goes the extra mile to help the electorate... unlike the majority of other Seaford town councillors who are a useless, snipey lot being more concerned with petty inter - party bickering than dealing with actual events on their door step.
Having attended a couple of Seaford town council meetings I'm surprised that other councillors with a groatā??s worth of intelligence haven't turned to drink.
Irrespective of circumstance, Clr White has done a wrong 'Un and been tried and punished via the courts.
It is not the crime of the century.
I sincerely hope he carries on a councillor.
On 24 May 2011 at 12:37pm Paul Newman wrote:
The Police were phoned eh ..... yes I thought as much . I think we can guess who was responsible .
On 24 May 2011 at 12:50pm Grrr wrote:
Are some people on here suggesting that individuals shouldn't report people who they think might be drink driving? That's ludicrous. In these times of an over-stretched police force, coppers need all the help they can get (regardless of what reasons you THINK the phone call was made for).
On 24 May 2011 at 12:55pm Chav wrote:
So this means I can have a couple of cans of white lightning, then jump in me Corsa and give it large down the high street and expect all the chicks to feel sorry for me if I cop a ban? Wahoo, offy here I come. Call the rossers now. I'll be burning rubber about 2 o'clock. Cheers councilor 'not so whiter than' White. Burrrp!
On 24 May 2011 at 2:39pm Twinky wrote:
"driving with excess alcohol" absolutely IS drunk driving. I'm sure the councillor is a great guy, but too many deaths occur because people "only went a bit over the limit".
On 24 May 2011 at 9:56pm Brian Giggs wrote:
Surely drink driving is a crime, no matter how many pints. If you have a drink, dont drive, simple! No excuses! Typical old fashioned attitude thinking that "its only a drink", its not, someone could have been killed! Being over the limit is not my idea of being a good guy, its irresponsible crime, end of!
On 24 May 2011 at 11:01pm Brian Briggs wrote:
What does 'end of' mean? I've always wondered.
On 24 May 2011 at 11:31pm Transparencia wrote:
It means the guy thinks he's expressed the defintive point of view and that the discussion should now be terminated as there is no more to say . End of story.
It's almost as annoying as simples.
On 25 May 2011 at 10:23am Brian Briggs wrote:
Thanks Transparencia for confirming that. I thought it might be an expression idiots use but wasn't sure. Likewise simples.
On 25 May 2011 at 4:21pm Curmudgeon wrote:
Yes, it is another annoying phrase commonly used by the sort of people that say LOL all the time.
On 25 May 2011 at 5:18pm Brian Briggs wrote:
I wonder if Brian Giggs will come back with a message saying 'Simples, LOL, End of'?
On 26 May 2011 at 8:35am Brian Giggs wrote:
No, end of!
On 26 May 2011 at 11:59am Brian Briggs wrote:
Nice one Brian.