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A911DOM

4,084 posts

118 months

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Leptons said:
If your wife left you for DD...!
I never touched her guv... wink

Its a pretty rough outcome from the sounds of things - But, as others perhaps are intimating, you really find out who your true friends / alliances are at the worst times!

Good luck getting back to a better situation!

Dom D

Veloce2012

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8 posts

27 months

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RemyMartin said:
...have to say, you won't get any sympathy from me.

As someone else put it boo fking hoo.
I wasn't asking for anyone, just hoping someone else would think twice. Must be great to have a fast track to Sainthood.

doogz

22,703 posts

70 months

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frosted said:
You wanna calm your st . Its a bit daft loosing everything because of drink drive ban
I'm calm. I feel quite good about myself actually. I read your post, and thought "I'm glad I'm not that much of a wker"

smile

Marti99

133 posts

36 months

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3/4 pints over the course of a day.... Mmmm. Were you so drunk you forgot how much you had drunk?

RemyMartin

1,952 posts

88 months

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Veloce2012 said:
I wasn't asking for anyone, just hoping someone else would think twice. Must be great to have a fast track to Sainthood.
I'm not a saint and don't proport to be one either, I wish you well in getting your life on track, just stating I've seen a million people like you, all the same.

Trouble is for everyone of you who gets away with it there are plenty of people who don't and wreck lives and then someone has to clear that mess up....
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CampDavid

8,576 posts

81 months

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Veloce2012 said:
Certainly not. I was just thinking the other day about how everyone worries about how long the ban woul be (I did) without realising how much else can happen too.
Fair enough, you're certainly right, it's instant dismissal from many, if not most, jobs and that certainly has a hell of a knock on effect

Veloce2012

Original Poster:

8 posts

27 months

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RemyMartin said:
Veloce2012 said:
I wasn't asking for anyone, just hoping someone else would think twice. Must be great to have a fast track to Sainthood.
I'm not a saint and don't proport to be one either, I wish you well in getting your life on track, just stating I've seen a million people like you, all the same.

Trouble is for everyone of you who gets away with it there are plenty of people who don't and wreck lives and then someone has to clear that mess up....
My response may have been a bit OTT. Just so you know, after you clear the mess up even non injured people's lives are affected rather than "gets away with it". The police in my case were firm but fair, def no complaints as they obviously wanted to call me a t**t but refrained.

Jamie VTS

708 posts

30 months

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Do you have any pics of the ex-wife?

Wafflesmk2

1,347 posts

37 months

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Jamie VTS said:
Do you have any pics of the ex-wife?
With or without custard?

The Crack Fox

9,628 posts

75 months

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A brave post, OP, but I hope that (as you intended) it makes people think twice about a pint before driving and does some good in some way. Good luck in clearing up the inevtiable mess in your life (and on here, they're a tough audience, y'know) smile

MrBrightSi

1,307 posts

53 months

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OP, if you had the balls to post this and it's true. (Not the school holidays so sadly, probably is true) Then you will bounce back im sure, i dread the day when i must learn an awful lesson like this.

I've taken whats happened with you as good advice and i hope everyone else does.

jimbobsimmonds

1,725 posts

48 months

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CampDavid said:
I'm taking a punt that this is part of a drink driving campagne

Not buying
Man joins a car forum not for advice, or for his passion for cars; but to give a heart-wrenching story enough to make even the most hardcore "I've only had 9, I'm fine mate..." think twice.

Strikes me as unusual too....

BUT...

I do agree with the sentiment. Not going to lie I did get into bad habits of having a few too many. Never long journeys but still, wrong all the same.

Luckily nothing bad ever happened but I was pulled pulling out of the pub car park (was moving it literally accross a roundabout into a public car park) and brethalysed having had a few over the course of lunch and a football game. I passed but for those 5 minutes, I was stting it...

Haven't had more than a lager top since...

StottyZr

4,842 posts

46 months

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Nedzilla said:
No sympathy im afraid.Most of us have crashed a car,lost a woman and a job at some point in our lives for one reason or another but if it happens through driving whilst pissed you totally deserve it.

One of my immediate family members lost their life in a most horrific way at a young age because of a prick like you who thought they could drive home after a drink and you think you're suffering??

Youve no fking idea how easy youve got off pal.
Very logical conclusion, not filled with emotion at all.

Calm the fk down, he wasn't responsible for your loss.

Jimmy No Hands

2,516 posts

39 months

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Drink drive?



What do you think the girlfriends for? laugh

toon10

1,471 posts

40 months

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I've only ever had more than one pint and drove home in my life and I've been driving since 1992. I was a teenager and had a pint and a mate of a mate came in and bought me one without me realising. I didn't have the strenght of character to say no so I had 2 pints in the space of an hour and drove home. I felt so guilty despite not being abnywhere near drunk but just the knowledge that if I got pulled, I'd probably be slightly over. Not done it since.

You've paid a harsh penalty for your sins. There are many who will no doubt say you got what you deserved but we've all made mistakes and done things (a lot worse in some cases).

The important thing is you learn from it and if you've had a pint, either stop there or make arrangements for a lift/taxi.

lazyitus

19,454 posts

149 months

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I think the next biggest lesson to be learnt from this is..

Spend some money on some track days or driver training. There's no excuse whatsoever for not being able to 'give it large' in front of your mates without ttting another object.

I mean, come on... nono

kambites

39,571 posts

104 months

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Interesting thing, drink driving...

On the one hand, it's obviously going to increase your chance of crashing.

On the other, your chance per mile driven of crashing while at double the legal alcohol limit is only about 50% higher than when sober, so someone who drives 20 miles for their own pleasure when sober is putting others at more risk for their personal gratification than someone who drinks to twice the legal limit then drives ten miles. Is there a difference between two people from a moral standpoint? I don't see one.


Ultimately, if you want to be completely safe, don't touch a car. Or probably best, don't get out of bed.

Edited by kambites on Thursday 26th April 15:06

Japveesix

2,217 posts

51 months

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Mr GrimNasty said:
You just sign up and post this?

It doesn't read 'right', it reads like the typical attention seeking made up dribble of troll or attention we or some nutter anti-drink campaigner.
Just what I thought, the whole thing reads very strangely and sounds just like a drink drive campaign post.

Anyway, my last housemate's closet friend lived down in rural Somerset and had got a bit too used to drinking and driving home (nearest pub being a fair few miles away). He'd been warned about it a few times, once by the police, and was by all accounts a lovely chap otherwise but he simply liked the convenience of being able to drive back after "a few".

Anyway, couple of years ago he drove the few miles home he went to turn right across the road and failed to see the biker coming towards him. He hit and killed the biker, think it was a local chap and father, and went to prison. He was about 22/23 I guess and now faces 8 years in prison, my friend visits him fairly regularly and always comes back slightly miserable. My friend was the most outgoing, jolly and law-abiding person I know and it was very odd to think of his closet friend being in prison for such a horrible and tragic thing.

So OPs post makes sense and is a good message, drive safe folks smile

bqf

1,310 posts

54 months

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This is his first post? He's having a laugh, surely. Doesnt ring true for me - especially the bit about the parents.

I think this is horsepoo. I call custard.

ikarl

1,474 posts

82 months

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pretty clear the OP's not looking for sympathy

also pretty clear he's posting this as a warning to others so they don't follow his mistakes

some people's responses on here annoy me, the guy seems repentent for his actions and trying to ensure that no-one else is as stupid (his words) as him. Calling him names and having a go I could understand if the Original Post wasn't as clear as it is..... or am I missing something???
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