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How to get away with a drink driving charge - would this work?

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  • 20-04-2012 12:39pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭


    Lets say you had a few pints and shots of vodka and decided to drive home.

    On the way home the po-lice follow you and pull you in

    You pull the car in of the road and take out the keys.Then you get a big bottle of vodka out of the glove compartment and drink it all in one go.

    Would it work.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,705 ✭✭✭Hande hoche!


    probably not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,472 ✭✭✭Grolschevik


    Lets say you had a few pints and shots of vodka and decided to drive home.

    On the way home the po-lice follow you and pull you in

    You pull the car in of the road and take out the keys.Then you get a big bottle of vodka out of the glove compartment and drink it all in one go.

    Would it work.

    Nope. You'd still be "drunk in charge".


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,983 ✭✭✭✭tuxy


    Definitely not


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,294 ✭✭✭hairyprincess


    Can't see why not :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭FatherLen


    YES


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  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭OMARS_COMING_


    Nope. You'd still be "drunk in charge".

    O right i didnt know that.

    I thought that because you drank all the alcohol outside of the car that they have no way of would have no way of knowing if you were already drunk especially considering the amount of alcohol.

    o well back to the drawing board


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,294 ✭✭✭hairyprincess


    O right i didnt know that.

    I thought that because you drank all the alcohol outside of the car that they have no way of would have no way of knowing if you were already drunk especially considering the amount of alcohol.

    o well back to the drawing board

    WHAT????

    Are you drunk now op?


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭OMARS_COMING_


    WHAT????

    Are you drunk now op?

    No i am just trying to see if this is possible


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,897 ✭✭✭MagicSean


    No. It changes the burden of proof. It is then up to the defence to prove that you would not have been over the limit anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭M cebee


    you might pass the breathalyzer after a few pints and a vodka

    it's not unheard of


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,425 ✭✭✭telekon


    Id prefer to go to court than drink a bottle of vodka. Rank...


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,598 ✭✭✭✭prinz


    It's been tried already OP. Wasn't there a case a while back of some lad who fled the scene of an accident, went home and had a few glasses of scotch to 'calm him down' before he reported it...

    With blood alcohol levels testing it's not too difficult to estimate how much alcohol was in the system, and for roughly how long and compare that to your story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,663 ✭✭✭Immaculate Pasta



    o well back to the drawing board

    :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭Rabidlamb


    Had a friend do something similar, he was followed home by the cops after a tip off.
    Cops got to his front about 5 minutes after he'd pulled in & met him with a bottle of whiskey in his hand swigging it back.
    They could do nothing & left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,390 ✭✭✭upinthesky


    might work if you get out of the car with the bottle of vodka run across the field and sit in the middle of it ad drink it lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭OMARS_COMING_


    prinz wrote: »
    It's been tried already OP. Wasn't there a case a while back of some lad who fled the scene of an accident, went home and had a few glasses of scotch to 'calm him down' before he reported it...

    With blood alcohol levels testing it's not too difficult to estimate how much alcohol was in the system, and for roughly how long and compare that to your story.


    Yeah thats where i had a feeling it would all crumble.

    I thought maybe drinking so much alcohol would kinda flood the body with so much alcohol that it would make it difficult.

    Actually come to think of it maybe if you drank 2 big bottles of vodka,so much of it that it bascially hits you so hard that it knocks you out cold then you couldnt take the breatalazyer lol,prob better of just not drinking and driving maybe


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,845 ✭✭✭Jet Black


    A girl I worked with said something along those lines happened to her dad. He was stopped at traffic lights and a car hit into the back of him. The driver then tried to get away but her dad followed and the driver eventually pulled in. He could see that the driver was drunk and called the garda. The driver then took alcohol out of the car and started drinking it. The Garda came and could not arrest him for drink driving. How true this is I don't know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    They cant charge you if you don't remember it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,030 ✭✭✭✭Chuck Stone


    If you close your eyes they won't be able to see you either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 788 ✭✭✭marty1985


    They cant charge you if you don't remember it

    I'm a solicitor, and the above is actually true.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,953 ✭✭✭aujopimur


    Lets say you had a few pints and shots of vodka and decided to drive home.

    On the way home the po-lice follow you and pull you in

    You pull the car in of the road and take out the keys.Then you get a big bottle of vodka out of the glove compartment and drink it all in one go.

    Would it work.
    Are you related to the guy looking to buy a driving licence ?.


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 ✭✭✭working fool


    Jet Black wrote: »
    A girl I worked with said something along those lines happened to her dad. He was stopped at traffic lights and a car hit into the back of him. The driver then tried to get away but her dad followed and the driver eventually pulled in. He could see that the driver was drunk and called the garda. The driver then took alcohol out of the car and started drinking it. The Garda came and could not arrest him for drink driving. How true this is I don't know.

    If that happened in Navan about 2 years ago ur right , I know the guy that did that


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,294 ✭✭✭hairyprincess


    If a person is ballsy enough to drink and drive then they should have the balls to talk any punishment coming their way :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭El Horseboxo


    If a person is ballsy enough to drink and drive then they should have the balls to talk any punishment coming their way :mad:

    Drinking and driving doesn't come come from the balls. It comes from the empty space where most people keep their brains.


  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭codrulz


    probably would if you had a vodka bottle filled with water otherwise they would know the bottle of vodka only has X amount of alcohol so then where is all the other alcohol coming from!?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,542 ✭✭✭Captain Darling


    If they take a urine sample is there not a way to find out how much alcohol is in your system and get an idea on how long it has been there? I thought i heard something about that before.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,916 ✭✭✭shopaholic01


    Lets say you had a few pints and shots of vodka and decided to drive home.

    On the way home the po-lice follow you and pull you in

    You pull the car in of the road and take out the keys.Then you get a big bottle of vodka out of the glove compartment and drink it all in one go.

    Would it work.
    I think it would take time for the alcohol to be absorbed so they could take you to the police station, get a urine sample and read your alcohol level from that. If it was that easy ............;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,009 ✭✭✭Wossack


    I know someone who's best mates auntie, when pulled over said 'do you know why Ive stopped you this evening' at exactly the same time as the gard, and jinxed him


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭the culture of deference


    Last year during the summer friends of mine were parked up beside the Barge pub on the canal, they had the car doors open and were drinking. The keys were not in the ignition.

    They were questioned by passing patrol car, produced their documents and the gardai went on about their business.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,012 ✭✭✭Plazaman


    Lets say you had a few pints and shots of vodka and decided to drive home.

    On the way home the po-lice follow you and pull you in

    You pull the car in of the road and take out the keys.Then you get a big bottle of vodka out of the glove compartment and drink it all in one go.

    Would it work.

    Only if you share the vodka with the lads. They be quite thirsty at times and it's a well known fact that all Gardai are mad for Vodka - can't get enough of it.


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