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.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Expensive Call

A week or so before the offence became endorseable a driver was seen by a police patrol to be using his mobile phone. They pulled him over, and he was apologetic, saying that he had put the phone down straight away, and he would never do it again. "Never mind that" said the PC. "I can smell alcohol on your breath. Have you had a drink?". The answer was yes, the reading was over 50, the fine was £400 and the ban was 12 months.