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

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This Might Be Interesting Next Time Round

I am grateful to Exlex, who is a new kid on the blogging block, for this appeal result. The (rather splendidly-named) DJ didn't find that there were no special reasons, if I read aright, but rather refused to hear the argument at all. So now both sides will instruct expert witnesses and we shall all learn whether belching, to which the most delicate of us may fall victim when drink has been taken, can move alcohol from the stomach in such a way as to influence an Intoximeter reading. The lucky bench, lay or professional, that rehears this will find itself with a lifelong knowledge of the minutiae of the eructative process.