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.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The All-Important Attitude Test

Bernard W has kindly sent me this link from the Daily Mail. These things sometimes happen, and I blogged about something similar here.
I think that the toy-car man failed what police officers refer to as the attitude test, having been invited to stop driving, but being in such a drunken state that he attempted to drive off after being warned. Every magistrate will have seen cases where the difference between a ticket and a finger-wagging is the suspect's behaviour towards police.
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