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P plater drowns car

By Thumper 31 July 2007 6

The Herald Sun is reporting that a 19 year old P plater has, whilst allegedly drunk, crashed his car through a fence and into someones swimming pool.

The man was then fished out by a passer by before fleeing the scene.

It would appear these days that it is much more expedient for offenders to simply flee the scene as we have seen in the hit and run case. Is it time for magistrates to take this offence more seriously?

[Ed. with a blood alcohol level alegedly at 0.15 i’m surprised the kid managed to find the side of the pool]

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hk0reduck 5:26 pm 31 Jul 07

I wonder the time difference between when he crashed it and when he turned himself in and whether or not he partook in more drinking between the two times.

Jazz 4:57 pm 31 Jul 07

i’d never have to call a cab if the limit was .1

Thumper 3:40 pm 31 Jul 07

Well, not in winter anyway 🙂

Ingeegoodbee 3:28 pm 31 Jul 07

…albeit I wouldn’t be driving my car into the pool;)

Ingeegoodbee 3:27 pm 31 Jul 07

“…with a blood alcohol level alegedly at 0.15 i’m surprised the kid managed to find the side of the pool”

Nah, you’d get that sort of reading from a couple of bottles of wine, or half o bottle of vodka – you don’t have to drink that much to get up to those figures. You certainly shouldn’t be behind the wheel, but a dip in the pool wouldn’t be a problem … hell, I wouldn’t usually go into the pool before half a dozen margaritas anyway!

neanderthalsis 3:19 pm 31 Jul 07

Lucky he didn’t end up with hypothermia after his unplanned dip. I imagine the water may have been a bit chilly.

Given the history of Magistrates in the ACT giving very light punishment for very serious driving offences, he need not be too worried.

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