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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Fare cop as boozy taxi driver caught drink-driving while carrying passenger

A taxi driver has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol in the Paisley area. Thomas Montgomery, 56, was stopped by traffic cops after going through a red light on Abercorn Street around 5pm yesterday.

When breathalysed he was found to be almost two-and-a-half times the drink-driving limit. Montgomery had a passenger in his car at the time of the incident. The taxi driver was arrested and detained in police custody in connection with alleged road traffic offences.

He admitted the offences at Paisley Sheriff Court today and was disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined £400.

Sergeant Mark Miller from the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Greenock said: “The message could not be clearer – never drink and drive, and if you are caught doing so there are serious consequences.

“Thomas Montgomery put the safety of himself, his passenger and other road users at risk and getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence of alcohol completely unacceptable.

“Our festive road safety campaign is well underway with officers specifically targeting drink and drug driving.”

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:01 am 
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years ago we used to have one but took police 2 years to catch him :roll:

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edders23 wrote:
years ago we used to have one but took police 2 years to catch him :roll:



Same round here, he used to go into the local welfare and neck 8 pints then go back out to work. He wiped a bus shelter out for the police to catch him.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:38 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
years ago we used to have one but took police 2 years to catch him :roll:

Use to have one on the firm I work with.

Picked a punter up and drove like an idiot, punter got on the phone as soon as she was dropped off to quite rightly complain.

Driver crashed and killed himself on the way back. :sad:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:49 am 
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Sussex wrote:
edders23 wrote:
years ago we used to have one but took police 2 years to catch him :roll:

Use to have one on the firm I work with.

Picked a punter up and drove like an idiot, punter got on the phone as soon as she was dropped off to quite rightly complain.

Driver crashed and killed himself on the way back. :sad:


clearly he was a big risk taker maybe that accident saved someone elses life :wink:

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He was a bit of a loner, lived at home with mum.

Most of the time he was sober, but sadly not all the time.

Absolute idiot, but he really wasn't a bad lad.

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