Drunk JW in the News

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  • Funchback


    Ban ordered for smash driver May 24, 2003, 10:39:00

    A freelance photographer who crashed while over the drink-drive alcohol limit was banned from driving.

    Police called to an accident in Station Road, Norton Bridge, near Stone, found a Renault Megane embedded in a hedge side-on to the road.

    Miss Sara Beddow, prosecuting, said a man standing nearby, Christian Wyatt, initially denied being the driver and said his brother had been behind the wheel.

    Wyatt was unsteady on his feet and smelled strongly of liquor. Police arrested him after he failed a roadside test, Mid Staffordshire magistrates court heard.

    He then told officers: "I take full responsibility for the accident."

    Miss Beddow said Wyatt made no attempt to stop at a junction and gone across two carriageways of a major road before colliding with a hedge.

    A blood test showed he had 111 miligrams of alcohol in 100 mililitres of blood, the limit being 80.

    Wyatt, aged 22, of Meadow View, Shallowford, near Stafford, was yesterday banned from driving for a year and fined a total of £350 with £55 costs after admitting driving with excess alcohol and careless driving.

    Mr Chris Clark, defending, said Wyatt panicked and gave his brother's details. "He then owned up immediately and co-operated entirely."

    There was a problem with the Intoximeter procedure at the police station and Wyatt was asked to give a blood sample instead.

    "It wasn't an easy decision for him to make because he is a Jehovah's Witness."

  • caligirl

    "It wasn't an easy decision for him to make because he is a Jehovah's Witness."

    I am assuming that they are referring to giving the blood sample? Good grief! I suppose acting like a complete moron and getting behind the wheel of his car while intoxicated was the easy decision in this case? What kind of an idiot objects to a blood sample being taken on the grounds of being a witness? Never mind, I am not actually looking for an answer on that question, since it is perfectly clear that the idiocy runs deep with this individual.

  • shamus

    Studies have proven that many in the religion abuse alcohol frequently. We all got pissed - nothing else to do.

    The news story does not suprise me... although the part about him worried about the blood test because he was a "JW". Typical horsepoo. Hiding behind a religion so he does not ahve to take ownership of his problem.


  • Nosferatu

    Was he out on field service? He can put time in for Witnessing to the police officer.

  • freedom96

    He very well may not be a witness at all. Just sounded like an uneducated chance to try to explain his behavior.

  • rocketman

    If he is a jw, he picked the wrong time to suddenly get religious. The idiot should have done that before he started boozing.

    And what's up with the blood sample? Since when can't jws do that? This guy must be some trip.

  • kgfreeperson

    You know, it's also possible that it was the lawyer who said that as a way of underscoring how cooperative his client was being rather than something the JW was trying on.

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