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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby reohn2 » 11 Aug 2014, 8:04am

Bob
IMO this scum got off light,very light,bearing in mind that his actions when requested for his details(which are a legal requirement after a collision)were deliberate and wilful which could have caused untold injuries and was only luck that they didn't.
TBH I think the penalty is a disgrace,though I'm not surprised by it in the least :twisted: .

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Vorpal » 11 Aug 2014, 8:37am

reohn2 wrote:I think the penalty is a disgrace,though I'm not surprised by it in the least :twisted: .

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby kwackers » 11 Aug 2014, 8:40am

Vorpal wrote:
reohn2 wrote:I think the penalty is a disgrace,though I'm not surprised by it in the least :twisted: .

+1

On the other hand, people have killed and got away with less. So in that respect it's a good outcome.

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Vorpal » 11 Aug 2014, 8:47am

kwackers wrote:On the other hand, people have killed and got away with less. So in that respect it's a good outcome.

Yes, but they usually have some excuse, like not being able to see or something. Whereas
[XAP]Bob wrote:I was deliberately run over, from a standing start, whilst standing asking to exchange insurance details.

Shouild have gotten jail time. It would have if the driver had done something more blatant :roll: such as punch him.
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby reohn2 » 11 Aug 2014, 9:01am

kwackers wrote:On the other hand, people have killed and got away with less. So in that respect it's a good outcome.


There can be no mitigating circumstances for deliberately running down someone who is asking for insurance details after a collision.
So the perp is guilty,without doubt.
The penalty is extremely lenient for assault with a deadly weapon IMO
A month or two in jail(preferably with hard labour),confiscation of the weapon,12month driving ban with driving retest,anger management course and adequate compensation to the victim would make scumboy think again next time.

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby karlt » 11 Aug 2014, 10:24am

reohn2 wrote:
kwackers wrote:On the other hand, people have killed and got away with less. So in that respect it's a good outcome.


There can be no mitigating circumstances for deliberately running down someone who is asking for insurance details after a collision.
So the perp is guilty,without doubt.
The penalty is extremely lenient for assault with a deadly weapon IMO
A month or two in jail(preferably with hard labour),confiscation of the weapon,12month driving ban with driving retest,anger management course and adequate compensation to the victim would make scumboy think again next time.


It would be, but the guy wasn't charged with assault, or indeed any offence involving intent, so the lenient penalty is to be expected. Is there an explanation of why the charge was only Careless Driving, Bob, given that there was apparently intent? Lack of evidence?

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby [XAP]Bob » 11 Aug 2014, 10:50am

karlt wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
kwackers wrote:On the other hand, people have killed and got away with less. So in that respect it's a good outcome.


There can be no mitigating circumstances for deliberately running down someone who is asking for insurance details after a collision.
So the perp is guilty,without doubt.
The penalty is extremely lenient for assault with a deadly weapon IMO
A month or two in jail(preferably with hard labour),confiscation of the weapon,12month driving ban with driving retest,anger management course and adequate compensation to the victim would make scumboy think again next time.


It would be, but the guy wasn't charged with assault, or indeed any offence involving intent, so the lenient penalty is to be expected. Is there an explanation of why the charge was only Careless Driving, Bob, given that there was apparently intent? Lack of evidence?


No idea, I was never consulted by the CPS, nor the magistrate.
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Postboxer » 11 Aug 2014, 4:06pm

I agree with many of the above posts, I think it's far too lenient for the offence but at the same time it's good that were was a conviction, given the all too many stories of people getting away with worse.

It's a bit depressing to be happy with it just because it's better than nothing. I think most of the people on here would agree there needs to be more convictions for driving offences and that the penalties should be more severe.

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Vantage » 13 Aug 2014, 9:50am

Postboxer wrote:I think most of the people on here would agree there needs to be more convictions for driving offences and that the penalties should be more severe.


For this sort of act, I'm all for bringing back public stoning.
I'm glad the lunatic got something though.
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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby reohn2 » 13 Aug 2014, 12:35pm

Vantage wrote:For this sort of act, I'm all for bringing back public stoning.......


Bricks have sharper corners :D

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Re: Bonnet surfing

Postby Vantage » 13 Aug 2014, 5:48pm

I like the way you think reohn2 :D
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