The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Apocrypha 19

Every police officer knows, or ought to know, the mantra for establishing that someone was drunk.

"His breath smelt of alcoholic liquor, his speech was slurred, his eyes were glazed, and he was unsteady on his feet. He was drunk, your worships".