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From the courts

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Aug 2014, 1:06pm

I don't often get too agitated about sentencing, but £30 + twiddly bits is nothing but a laugh when some joker is prosecuted for driving while reading a newspaper....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo ... e-28880647

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Re: From the courts

Postby Spinners » 21 Aug 2014, 1:16pm

thirdcrank wrote:I don't often get too agitated about sentencing, but £30 + twiddly bits is nothing but a laugh when some joker is prosecuted for driving while reading a newspaper....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo ... e-28880647


Agreed. It's a *%$?!@# disgrace.
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Re: From the courts

Postby 661-Pete » 21 Aug 2014, 2:44pm

Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown was caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in Yorkshire.
Brown, whose real name is Royston Vasey, was photographed by a mobile safety camera with a copy of The Sun held in front of his steering wheel.

There seems to be an inconsistency between those two sentences. :)
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Re: From the courts

Postby squeaker » 21 Aug 2014, 6:07pm

thirdcrank wrote:I don't often get too agitated about sentencing, but £30 + twiddly bits is nothing but a laugh when some joker is prosecuted for driving while reading a newspaper....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo ... e-28880647
Agreed: like the Sun, it sends out all the wrong messages :roll:
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Re: From the courts

Postby jezer » 21 Aug 2014, 6:13pm

Well, he's a Sun reader, 'nuff said :cry:
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Re: From the courts

Postby Edwards » 21 Aug 2014, 6:54pm

There was a great line in Porridge. Lenny was asked by Fletcher to get him The Sun and something else to read.
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Re: From the courts

Postby Mike Sales » 21 Aug 2014, 7:05pm

I remember Jasper Carrot the week after he had made some cracks about Murdoch's organ and its readers.
"I've had a lot of letters from Sun readers, after last week's show." Pause." They must have got someone to write for them."

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Re: From the courts

Postby reohn2 » 21 Aug 2014, 11:23pm

Well,he doesn't use the phone or drink and drive and abides by the law,he mustn't do he says so :?
£30 :lol: :lol: :lol: Well he is a "comedian"
Neither his driving nor "comedy" make me laugh,in fact quite the opposite :?
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Re: From the courts

Postby pete75 » 21 Aug 2014, 11:53pm

Ah but maybe if it'd been a different newspaper that required some concentration he'd have got a stiffer sentence.....

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Re: From the courts

Postby Guy951 » 22 Aug 2014, 11:04am

I do wish people wouldn't keep knocking the Sun. It's a very popular paper. Over 4 million people have it read to them every day.
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Re: From the courts

Postby TonyR » 22 Aug 2014, 11:52am

Guy951 wrote:I do wish people wouldn't keep knocking the Sun. It's a very popular paper. Over 4 million people have it read to them every day.


No they don't. Most of them just look at the pictures to see how big the knockers are.

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Re: From the courts

Postby thirdcrank » 22 Aug 2014, 12:19pm

Come, come. Let's be wary of stereotypes. This joker's material is described in media reports as "adult humour." Presumably, he was engaged in serious research.

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Re: From the courts

Postby TonyR » 22 Aug 2014, 1:08pm

Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown was caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in Yorkshire.

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Dave Brown, North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety camera manager, said: ...........



Family connections? :wink:

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Re: From the courts

Postby wrangler_rover » 22 Aug 2014, 10:24pm

Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown. Isn't that a contradiction? I find him as funny as toothache!
I am no prude but I find constant swearing in his act to be not funny and offensive.
As they say, swearing is the sign of a limited vocabulary, a comedian swearing is the sign of them not being funny.

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Re: From the courts

Postby cjchambers » 24 Aug 2014, 7:41pm

It seems Royston has had an attack of contrition:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1 ... ?ref=var_0

COMIC Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has apologised after being caught behind the wheel looking at a newspaper - insisting he only glanced at it for three seconds. The controversial North-East comedian, real name Royston Vasey, was captured on police cameras perusing The Sun as he drove his Lexus along the A19 near Crathorne, North Yorkshire. After pleading guilty by post he was fined £30 by Northallerton Magistrates’ on Wednesday and received four penalty points. He was also ordered to pay costs of £40 and a victim surcharge of £20.

The 69-year-old, of East Harlsey, North Yorkshire, admitted this weekend: “I was in the wrong and that’s it. I apologise. “I’m guilty as charged and I just have to sit back and lick my wounds.”. He said he had shopped at a nearby Tesco store and was driving home when he took a “three second glance” at the tabloid newspaper. “It was a glance, it wasn’t as if I was reading an article.”

His image was captured by one of the police’s mobile camera operators and the resulting video clearly shows him with the newspaper spread in front of the steering wheel. The Grangetown-born star claimed his car was recognisable because of its private number plate. He added:“This is the second or third incident I have had with North Yorkshire Police over stupid, stupid things.” North Yorkshire Police insisted the force treated everyone exactly the same. “When the offence was detected there was a car driving down a dual carriageway with the driver reading a newspaper that could clearly be seen over the steering wheel.”