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Vicar Breath Tested

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BrianW Report 14 Feb 2013 20:07

Last week our vicar was driving on a local road behind a learner who stopped suddenly.
She (vicar) stopped but the car behind her didn't quite make it and rear-ended her.
The learner drove on.
Along came plod and any parishoner passing was treated to the sight of their vicar, complete with dog collar, being breath tested at the side of the road.


AnnCardiff Report 14 Feb 2013 20:12

communon wine?


Kay???? Report 14 Feb 2013 20:33

If hed have been wearing a mitre or a tied hanky on his head,,,,,,,,same treatment for everyone whos involded in a RTA,as it should be,,,,,,,even men of the cloth have been known to have little snifters as much as joe public,,,,,, :-D :-D..

but he passed the BT I'm sure.....


Cynthia Report 14 Feb 2013 21:10

'She' Kay .... 'twas a woman vicar!

Why didn't someone capture it on their phone? It would have made a great caption competition in the parish magazine. :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 14 Feb 2013 21:15

no sympathy from me I'm afraid

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 14 Feb 2013 21:19

They were obviously all tail gating.

Carol :-|


Kay???? Report 14 Feb 2013 21:53

well a diamond encrusted tiara then,,,,,,,,even *she *ladies of the cloth have been known to partake of the bottle...... :-P


Cynthia Report 14 Feb 2013 22:03

They have indeed Kay.

Don't think I have ever met an Anglican cleric who doesn't enjoy a drink.

In fact, some enjoy it a touch too much at times..... :-( :-(


jax Report 14 Feb 2013 22:03

They are only doing a job...vicar, shop assistant, nurse...does it matter that they were breath tested?

Vicar of Dibley liked a drink :-D


Porkie_Pie Report 14 Feb 2013 22:18

Even police officers have to be breath tested if they are involved in any accident including those who are involved in a police chase



AnnCardiff Report 14 Feb 2013 22:22

my son is a train driver - he is randomly breath tested for alcohol and tested for drugs - and so he should be - I hope they do the same with airline pilots and bus drivers too


Patricia Report 14 Feb 2013 22:51

I work on the railway, not only are we randomly tested for both alcohol and drugs sometimes we have to travel some distance, in my case approx 70 miles just to provide the specimen, and we are not told until the day before!

We are also tested when something happens on the railway in the area we operate that may be an incident with either a track worker or train driver, we may be miles away but still tested regardless. In that case the testers come to us and we cannot leave work until they do, if for an important reason we do have to leave then we have to be accompanied until we get tested.....

Our alcohol limit is about one quarter of the national limit which does effectively stop us drinking and the drug limit is zero, there are no excuses for us, we know when we signed on the job the limits.


BrianW Report 14 Feb 2013 23:55

She passed OK not even having had a drop of communion wine that day, but it just caused a certain amount of amusement when retold.


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 15 Feb 2013 00:27

Brian, I'm pleased that justice was seen to be done.

Bet she will be in for a bit of teasing over the next few weeks!


Huia Report 15 Feb 2013 06:09

And what about the driver who ran into the back of her? surely that driver was more at fault than the vicar. At least the vicar did not drive into the back of the learner's car.


Huia Report 15 Feb 2013 06:11

If, instead of a learner driver, a child had suddenly run out in front of the vicar would the vicar have been expected to keep driving because another car was too close behind her?