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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,256 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    Person should do the maximum amount of prison time and never, ever be allowed to drive and a lengthy community service after.

    A career potentially ended but these trauma of it is probably going to take some coming back from.

    Possibility of it being politicised to finally make some system for taking complaints seriously but also simplifying the process.

    Best of luck to the victim though

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,980 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    she's a mother of young children AFAIK, so a long custodial sentence would not be sensible.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭standardg60

    I really don't understand statements like this. So if it was anyone else the book should be thrown at them?

    Whatever happened to justice being blind.

    If she was drunk then who's to say the kids would be better off without her?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭Still stihl waters 3

  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭Still stihl waters 3

    Horrific stuff, she has to do time for something like this but knowing our soft justice system I wouldn't hold my breath

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭cython

    That's for the investigation to determine, but other media outlets reported she was at least tested for it.

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,980 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    you and a few others. maybe a discussion for the legal forum rather than here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,989 ✭✭✭secman

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭downtheroad

    Do we let all mothers of young children away with committing any crime? Murder someone, ah she has kids so forget about it.

  • Posts: 0 Lilah Creamy Pail

    From what I read in some reports it was her own partner who called the Gardai after she landed in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,250 ✭✭✭John_Rambo

    Horrific stuff, thankfully someone managed to tourniquet the leg before he died. But his life has changed forever.

    I have to wonder about all these close passes, intimidation & punishment buzzes and general state these people are in when they decide to get behind the wheel.

    I'd given up cycling to school with the kids a year ago. To many chunts making it uncomfortable, blaring their horns when I'm overlapping the back wheel of my 12 year old girls bike, close passing, overtaking and turning left 2 metres away, pulling in on top of us, overtaking with oncoming traffic, ignoring my very obvious hand signals and blocking us, revving behind us to move us along...

    I'd love to be cycling, the kids are excellent cyclists, the went from balance bikes to proper bikes, they know the rules of the road, I was a cycle courier, I lived in Dublin City for 12 years without a car fully reliant on bikes...

    But they're on the scooters and skateboards until things improve.

    The chunts won.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭standardg60

    As would anyone with any morals. Christ if the missus arrived home pissed with a foot hanging off the car i'd like to think adopting the Mrs Lovejoy approach would be the last thing on my mind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,625 ✭✭✭Kaisr Sose

    It is terrible to read this. I thought it was reported the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Not sure the accuracy of that information.

    Custodial should be mandatory if a driver leaves the scene but in Ireland who knows what the judiciary will sentence on any given day. A mother is unlikely to be given custodial sentence in Ireland for something like this due to a lack of female prison accommodation.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,333 ✭✭✭LollipopJimmy

    His foot found lodged in the car... sweet Jesus. Her kids would be better off with her locked up

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭standardg60

    Lord knows how far he was dragged before it gave way, wonder what distance there was between the bike and where he was found

  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭Still stihl waters 3

    I didn't see that in the article, anyway, hope the poor man recovers well, terrible thing to happen

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,625 ✭✭✭Kaisr Sose

    That's awful. I didnt know that. The poor man. Goes for a short cycle and will never return to the life he had/knew before that.

  • Posts: 3,656 ✭✭✭ Jade Gray Mouthwash

    and as a mother of young children its ok to get behind the wheel of a car under the influence of drink?

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,980 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    yes, that's the exact conclusion i wanted people to draw from that statement.

  • Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭GalwayMan74

    Absolutely disgusting statement.

    You need to get your head checked out.

    Surprised you haven't blamed him for not being on a cycle lane.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,980 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    looks like it's going to be a morning of people putting words in my mouth.

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 7,283 Mod ✭✭✭✭pleasant Co.

    Feel free to clarify your words I guess. Seems you've ignored the father in your statement entirely.

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,980 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    i'm not sure i want to be drawn into a debate where (some!) people have shown a willingness to wilfully misinterpret what i said.

    but to clarify; i did not state she does not deserve punishment. i did not state it's OK for her to have done what she did. i did not state the cyclist was to blame in any way, shape or form. HTH.

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