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Jorian goes DUI

By johnboy - 7 November 2013 36

jorian at smiths

Rarely out of the news for long Jorian Gardner has just posted the following to facebook:

I am beating The Canberra Times to it. Tomorrow they will publish a story, because apparently they can’t resist putting in the boot when I screw up, where they allege I was pulled over by ACT Police & blew over the limit, then didn’t appear for my court date. I confirm it’s true. First off, I got the date wrong so I didn’t intentionally not attend – I honestly thought it was the end of next week (I am currently away). Second I wasn’t drunk & over .05 but because my license wasn’t current, I was subjected to 0.00 & yes I had had a drink. It aint the first time I did something stupid & probably wont be the last. I apologise to my mum & my friends. To the haters – I really don’t care what you think so eat my shorts. Now can I just have a friggin break now please? I may extend my holiday by a few days. Thanks for reading.

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Jorian goes DUI
Barcham 12:04 pm 08 Nov 13

Morgan said :

I’ve only lived here for 10 years, who is Jorian Gardner?

Ohh a guy who used to own a bookshop. Mate not sure he is famous enough to get his own DUI article on RiotACT… Especially as I had to Google him.

Jorian has done a lot more than own Smith’s. He’s done a lot of work in the arts (most notably with the Fringe Festival), and in the media over the years, and has caused plenty of controversy in his time.

He also is the first person ever to have ever given me a paying gig as an artist, and I imagine I’m far from the only writer/performer in Canberra in that position.

What I’m saying is that he is well known.

It’s understandable you might not know him, but he is a local celebrity of a sort (in as far as Canberra does have local celebrities).

Tooks 12:00 pm 08 Nov 13

johnboy said :

The Canberra Times is reporting it somewhat differently:

“Magistrate Robert Cook said it was the second time he had missed a court date, and issued a warrant for Gardner’s arrest.

Give him a break. He was probably on holiday last time he missed a court date and had a warrant issued for his arrest.

HiddenDragon 11:30 am 08 Nov 13

johnboy said :

The Canberra Times is reporting it somewhat differently:

“Magistrate Robert Cook said it was the second time he had missed a court date, and issued a warrant for Gardner’s arrest.

Oscar archly observed that “the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about”, but things didn’t end too well for him, either.

Mike Bessenger 11:22 am 08 Nov 13

I wonder if Jorian is applying for Mike Welshs job. That’s right, he already burnt that bridge.

johnboy 9:02 am 08 Nov 13

The Canberra Times is reporting it somewhat differently:

“Magistrate Robert Cook said it was the second time he had missed a court date, and issued a warrant for Gardner’s arrest.

M0les 12:53 am 08 Nov 13

ScienceRules said :

So when did “normal, rational person who is capable of seeing through a self-serving, responsibility-avoiding rant” become redefined as a “hater”?

… About 23 words ago.

Matt_Watts 12:48 am 08 Nov 13

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Wow. Somebody call the wahmbulance.

Who is this guy anyway?

Like any Canberra personality, Jorian won’t be known to everyone (seriously – Rhys Muldoon is actually one of “our” best-known celebrities), Jorian he is extremely well known in certain circles and it is to be expected the Canberra Times would run with such a story.

As for his post, I don’t have a problem with it. I mean, if he’s on holidays, he probably wants to make a statement so he can turn his phone off and relax before his return.

Finally, whilst driving without a licence is clearly the wrong thing to do, IMHO we are all human.and the courts – not the RiotACT readers – will make the official findings. I see nothing wrong with Jorian making a statement to clear the air.

Morgan 10:48 pm 07 Nov 13

I’ve only lived here for 10 years, who is Jorian Gardner?

Ohh a guy who used to own a bookshop. Mate not sure he is famous enough to get his own DUI article on RiotACT… Especially as I had to Google him.

goggles13 10:37 pm 07 Nov 13

I hope he is not expecting sympathy simply because he is apologising to his mum and friends.

sorry mate driving unlicensed and as a repeat offender, I hope you get the book thrown at you.

Tooks 10:17 pm 07 Nov 13

Pork Hunt said :

If he is driving with an expired license he should get done for unlicensed if under the limit. To be subject to a .00 limit in that case is just wrong. The law should not be allowed to have it both ways.

Nothing wrong with that law. He is an idiot.

Pork Hunt 9:20 pm 07 Nov 13

If he is driving with an expired license he should get done for unlicensed if under the limit. To be subject to a .00 limit in that case is just wrong. The law should not be allowed to have it both ways.

Masquara 9:11 pm 07 Nov 13

Needed the same kinds of friendies in high places that a certain Kate Carnell made good use of!

How_Canberran 8:37 pm 07 Nov 13

“Second I wasn’t drunk & over .05 but because my license wasn’t current, I was subjected to 0.00 & yes I had had a drink. It aint the first time I did something stupid & probably wont be the last.”

So jorian, a pre-emptive confession and self-flaying with wet tissue paper will make it all better? Do you really think that a snappy apology to Mummy and your friends is going to save you from the collective hive mind?

How Canberran.

ScienceRules 8:14 pm 07 Nov 13

So when did “normal, rational person who is capable of seeing through a self-serving, responsibility-avoiding rant” become redefined as a “hater”?

Queen_of_the_Bun 7:43 pm 07 Nov 13

Wow. Somebody call the wahmbulance.

Who is this guy anyway?

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