Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

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Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Mar 2018, 12:33pm

I see that this TV celebrity has been arrested after a breath test administerd after a three vehicle crash

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43453525

A couple of things caught my eye:

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Lower Richmond Road in Mortlake at 15:59 GMT on Sunday.

The ambulance service and London Fire Brigade also attended and a number of people were treated for minor injuries.

Police said a 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene after failing a roadside breathalyser test.

He was taken to a south London police station for questioning before being released under investigation on Monday.
(My emphasis)


In layman's terms, somebody arrested after a breath test can generally be detained until their blood alcohol is below the legal limit.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/section/10

Even if it was 0001 this morning, that's eight hours, which is quite a time to blow negative.

As Saturday Night Takeaway is broadcast live, Mr McPartlin is scheduled to be back on air this Saturday. ITV are yet to comment on whether Sunday's events will affect the show.


Innocent till convicted, etc., but this may be something of a dilemma for ITV.

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby mercalia » 19 Mar 2018, 12:45pm

I dont understand the attraction of ant and dec. He isnt a bbc thing are they?

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby Spinners » 19 Mar 2018, 1:00pm

I hope he gets himself sorted as he seems to be on the road to self-destruction.
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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby horizon » 19 Mar 2018, 1:05pm

Without I hope hijacking the thread, we currently have three scenarios under discussion:

1. Driving while under the influence
2. Driving while tired (see thread)
3. Driving despite adverse conditions - snow and ice (see all news media)

To me, they all speak of motorists for whom there is no need to consider whether it is safe to drive at all - have keys, can get into car, will drive. Drink driving is no longer socially acceptable. It is illegal (but socially acceptable) to drive while unfit through tiredness. It is socially applauded, humorous (especially if on honeymoon) and rather impressive to drive in dangerously icy conditions.

Maybe the pedestrian and cyclist should be allowed a view on this.
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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby cyclemad » 19 Mar 2018, 1:14pm

WHAT A BUFFOON !!

No excuse..

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Mar 2018, 4:11pm

Spinners wrote:I hope he gets himself sorted as he seems to be on the road to self-destruction.


I'd agree wholeheartedly, but but I woouldn't extend that to letting him destroy somebody else in the process. It's being bandied about that after his divorce, he's left with £30,000,000. Even if that's a gross exaggeration, he could afford a chauffeur or taxi fares. Or if he's important to ITV, they could provide some sort of minder.

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby pwa » 19 Mar 2018, 4:43pm

The man is clearly struggling, but of course if guilty he must get a ban, and the shame that goes with it. I hope he finds a way through his problems though.

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby Cunobelin » 19 Mar 2018, 4:50pm

Apparently the show is suspended and he is back in Rehab

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby horizon » 19 Mar 2018, 6:14pm

Who is he? :?
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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby Bonefishblues » 19 Mar 2018, 6:27pm

cyclemad wrote:WHAT A BUFFOON !!

No excuse..

Addiction does bad things to people, sadly.

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby pete75 » 19 Mar 2018, 6:29pm

horizon wrote:Without I hope hijacking the thread, we currently have three scenarios under discussion:

1. Driving while under the influence
2. Driving while tired (see thread)
3. Driving despite adverse conditions - snow and ice (see all news media)

To me, they all speak of motorists for whom there is no need to consider whether it is safe to drive at all - have keys, can get into car, will drive. Drink driving is no longer socially acceptable. It is illegal (but socially acceptable) to drive while unfit through tiredness. It is socially applauded, humorous (especially if on honeymoon) and rather impressive to drive in dangerously icy conditions.

Maybe the pedestrian and cyclist should be allowed a view on this.


As for point 3 what the authorities and media here call adverse conditions in this country are not regarded as such elsewhere in Europe. If the same warning were issued and followed there, large areas of a lot of countries would just shut down for 3 months in the winter. They also manage to keep public transport running so people have an alternative to driving. A big difference of course is that people there fit winter tyres and carry snow chains. In some countries both are compulsory. Chamonix gendarme asks to see your snow chains in January and you haven't got any - on the spot fine.

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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby reohn2 » 19 Mar 2018, 7:00pm

cyclemad wrote:WHAT A BUFFOON !!

No excuse..

He's ill,it's an addiction.
He shouldn't drive,but if in his deluded and drink adled mind he thought he was capable then the result is what we see before us.It's not bufoonery it's a disease.
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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby reohn2 » 19 Mar 2018, 7:02pm

mercalia wrote:I dont understand the attraction of ant and dec. He isnt a bbc thing are they?

They don't do a thing for me either,but that has nothing to do with anything,including a belief in a flat earth!
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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby reohn2 » 19 Mar 2018, 7:06pm

Spinners wrote:I hope he gets himself sorted as he seems to be on the road to self-destruction.

I don't know much about him or his private life other than he's divorcing his wife of 12 years,but I agree with you.
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Re: Ant McPartlin arrested over drink-driving collision

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 Mar 2018, 8:49pm

Hi,
thirdcrank wrote:
Spinners wrote:I hope he gets himself sorted as he seems to be on the road to self-destruction.


I'd agree wholeheartedly, but but I woouldn't extend that to letting him destroy somebody else in the process. It's being bandied about that after his divorce, he's left with £30,000,000. Even if that's a gross exaggeration, he could afford a chauffeur or taxi fares. Or if he's important to ITV, they could provide some sort of minder.

NO...that's just damm sensible.................I would sack him and make sure an alcoholic out of control never drives again.

I see the pressures of broken marriage and high stress high profile job acting a fool will be his mitigating in keeping his high profile, and pay band.

Sorry, I have no sympathy with people with money to fix and plenty of mates too, coming from wrong side of the town, large abusive family, council estate, cane wielding SGT Major father..............you were simply too scared to go wrong.

Next he will be on a team building confidence boosting extreme survival Island Luv hotel :mrgreen:
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