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pants on fire...
28th Mar 2002, 10:47
I was just reading a local rag and the court page was full of the usual suspects, being convicted of the usual crimes.. .. .However, I have always wondered about the legal definition of being drunk and incapable. I have obviously never been determined (or detected?) by my local constabulary to be suffering from this condition, so how does one know if one has reached this point?. .. .In my experience (to the best of my recollection), as I have become more inebriated, I have become MUCH BETTER at many things. . .. .So what exactly do you have to be incapable of?. . . . <small>[ 28 March 2002, 05:49: Message edited by: pants on fire... ]</small>

abeesley
28th Mar 2002, 10:58
How about being able to speak coherently when picked up by the fuzz:. .. ."I haven't had a c#nt all night drinkstable"

Travelling Toolbox
28th Mar 2002, 11:38
My wife caught me like that once. He just hung there "incapable" of raising his little head. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

JPJ
28th Mar 2002, 14:18
Most Police Officers use a little mantra that they presumably get from training school: "Mr.........was unsteady on his feet, his eyes were glazed, his speech was slurred and his breath smelt of intoxicating liquor. He was drunk, your worships"
Drunk and Disorderly involves the above plus shouting and swearing. In one case it involved the defendant throwing his bag of chips at the Police car.
If the Police decide that he is too drunk to interview, he will have a night in the cells. That will sometimes be offset against the fine.

Evening Star
28th Mar 2002, 14:31
Exhibit A: Somebody I know who was so drunk he hailed down a police car thinking it was a taxi, and when it started to take him back into town for a night in the cells he apparently started shouting about being kidnapped - or so they told him next morning while administering a warning.

PilotsPal
28th Mar 2002, 22:36
Drunk and incapable applies only to men. Right, girls?

con-pilot
29th Mar 2002, 00:57
That's what my wife says.. .. . <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

Unwell_Raptor
29th Mar 2002, 01:09
The legal definition of D & D covers about 90% of PPRuNe Bash attendees. . .. .Plain drunk covers the rest.

Binoculars
29th Mar 2002, 08:42
The upcoming OzBash will attempt to eliminate that 10%. If they're not prepared to try harder, they shouldn't be there.

OzExpat
29th Mar 2002, 11:44
I promise, Binos! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

CUNIM
29th Mar 2002, 22:12
A friend of mine, as a magistrate once had a very well dressed gentleman in front of him for being drunk and disorderly, asked him whether he spent most of his money on drink - "No your Honour - I spend it mostly on fines" Nuff said? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

tinyrice
29th Mar 2002, 22:36
On the way home from the Dog and Compass one night, I ran into the back of Yugo. My bike was totalled.........

Jet Dragon
30th Mar 2002, 14:47
Being "picked up by the fuzz" sounds a bit painful. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

Unwell_Raptor
30th Mar 2002, 15:06
In North Africa you can be picked up by the fez.

Paterbrat
31st Mar 2002, 17:18
Only if you have a tight fitting one. The more rakish Tarbush that is tilted roguishly over one eye generaly comes off in the assailents hand allowing a quick escape.