Saturday, May 22

Drunk Driver

Last Night I was taking a fare to nearby Ulverston when we came acorss a car weaving all over the road and mounting the pavements. I decided to follow this car whilst I had my passengers on board who didnt seem to mid as I struck a deal with them over the fare, I called the police whilst following the drunk driver who seemed to be lost and kept doubling back on himself until he made a wrong turning at the local cemetery and drive into a wall.

It was at this point that I went bumper to bumper with him to stop him from moving, jumped out and grabbed his car keys. The police turned up literally seconds later. The man in his early 50s could hardly speak and was incapable of taking a brethalyser test.

At this point I realised that I had done my bit for society and got a drunk driver off the road but then got a lecture off the police saying that I should not play the part of a hero and should not put myself in danger. I can see the officers point now but at the time you dont think of this sort of thing and I wasnt on my won. I did have 2 passengers on board a male and female.

Anyway, bottom line is, a drunk driver taken off the road afetr I witnessed him narrowly miss a bus and 2 pedestrians. To me its a job well done and if I see the same again then I would do the same again.

Sorry but I've no time for drink drivers


Peggy said...

Thank God for you! Let's hope that guy NEVER does that again.

Lou said...

Well done. I can understand the police saying that, but there's a bigger picture, the next time he might not have been so lucky (or worse, an innocent might not have been so lucky).

TUFFENUF said...

Good for you! I used to be a cop and on weekends I would make it my mission to put at least one drunk driver in jail. Drunks kill a lot of people but hardly ever get hurt themselves. Thanks for getting one off the roads- you probably saved someones life!

TinaTurnerFan said...

I know you did the right thing - but just imagine the court case if your passengers got hurt as a result of your actions!

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