Wrong Place Wrong Time Traffic Cops


Wrong Place Wrong Time

Documentary series. It is a case of right place, right time for the traffic police when they stop a motorist taking his kids to school and find illegal drugs.


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is in the wrong place. All I see is the driver coming through the air

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by the side of me. And a drink driver has gone shopping at the

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wrong time. I understand you've got a problem with your throat, however

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you can still breathe fine. She's upset with us because we've caught

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her. If you get behind the wheel of a car and you've been drinking,

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then as far as I'm concerned you're fair game, I'm coming after you.

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There are no real excuses for causing an accident, but two of the

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most commonly used ones for bad driving are tiredness and running

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late, which is why the morning rush-hour can be a treacherous time

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Today in Luton, PC Sam Sparks and Shona Gillon are up early keeping

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tabs on the traffic. Shona has spotted another cause of accidents,

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someone using their mobile phone. He's off it now. Worth a chat with

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anyway. This one here? He had something up to his ear. The Corsa

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driver will be given a ticket whether he was actually having a

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conversation with someone or not. You don't have to be making a call

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to use your mobile phone. You can have it in your hand, you can be

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looking at something on there, then you're using your mobile phone. You

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don't have to be texting or calling, and that's what the public need to

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understand because it's drawing their attention away from their

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driving so then you're driving without due care and attention, and

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you won't be in proper control of your vehicle. Any idea why I might

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have stopped you? No. No? Where is your phone? The man is doing the

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school run. You just follow me into the nursery club, put them in

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nursery and then you can deal with me. No, two minutes. We'll deal

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with you now. Had any cannabis this morning? No, not this morning.

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was the last time you had some? Yesterday, day before. Because I

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can smell some. Sam has got a keen nose for trouble. My colleague is

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going to go through your car because I've got a very strong

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smell of cannabis coming from you. All right? Now is a good time to

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tell me if there's anything in there. There's a joint in my bag.

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Just the one? Shona, a joint in his bag. Where is your bag? If he was

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possibly using cannabis prior to driving or whilst driving, he could

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have been under the influence of drugs while driving his motor

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vehicle, which is a serious offence. Sit down, girls. Two minutes and

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they'll be fine. That's hardly booster seating, is it? That's it,

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that's all I've got. Yes? Cool. There was a spliff in the bag, a

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joint of cannabis, which in itself isn't a lot but bear in mind that

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bag was on the back seat with his two young children. Sam is going to

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have the car searched in case there's any more. We'll get another

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unit here because I can smell it and you've given me that small bit

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of cannabis. The driver will be searched as well but they need male

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help for that. If it's two females and we've stopped a male, we're not

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able to physically search him so we need the divisional unit to come

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along and carry out the search for us. Savage. S A V A G E? Yes.

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What's your first name? Leon. middle name, Leon? No. Date of

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birth? Do you know what, let me give you my real name instead of

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messing about. My name is James McCann. Do you know what? I've got

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no insurance on this car. OK. Good answer. What's your name? James?

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James McCann. James, come and take a seat in the back of my car.

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insurance means the car will be seized under section 165 of the

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Road Traffic Act, or operation camphor as they call it. The driver

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will be quizzed about it and the phone. In the meantime, Shona has

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got some babysitting to do. Sweetheart, can you just lean in.

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If you want look out of the window, look out of that one because the

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cars are going past. I don't want you getting hurt. You see the

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police car behind? He's in that car there.

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The kids were absolutely lovely. They're typical one and four year

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olds. They just wanted their daddy but once you started talking to

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them about cartoons and kids' programmes, they'll interact with

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you because you're speaking to them and they understand what you're

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talking about. I'll sing Upsy Daisy! It's more whoopsie daisy

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than Upsy Daisy for the girls' dad. James, do you have a driving

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licence? Provisional. I think you realise that was all going to go

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horribly wrong, didn't you? I did. Don't worry about it, we'll sort it

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mate. Yeah. Like I say, thanks for your honesty. You could have gone

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down that horrible route of getting yourself arrested. Sign there for

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Once you've gone down the line of lying to us by giving false details,

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you commit the offence of perverting the course of justice

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which is a serious imprisonable offence.

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Why are you driving without a licence or insurance? Why? Because

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I have to get the kids to nursery, like an idiot. Were you displaying

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any L-plates? No. Look. They'll be fine. She'll stop them, honestly.

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He was stopped initially for using his mobile phone, for which he'll

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get three points and a �60 fine, and he was reported for the offence

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of driving otherwise in accordance with the licence because he was a

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provisional licence holder, and no insurance, and without displaying

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L-plates. I'll ring you back in a bit because I'm in the police car.

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She's in the car, she's all right. I can see her. I'll ring you back

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in a minute. As well as driving illegally and being on his phone,

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the man is breaking the law by not having proper car seats for his

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children. So, if he were to have an accident with no insurance and it

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was quite a nasty accident, he'd be losing both his children as well.

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While Sam and Shona may have sniffed out a motorist violating

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traffic laws with a spliff, there's a specialist squad in Bedfordshire

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whose job it is to track down the more serious drugs and drug dealers,

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the ANPR intercept squad. ANPR is the automatic numberplate

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recognition, new-age technology and fighting crime. The technology

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reeds numberplates, gives us a heads up in relation to any

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intelligence on individuals or the vehicles being used. PC Martin Lent

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and the team have got some intelligence about a dealer in a

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Ford Mondeo who has been spotted in Bedford town centre. Tim, do you

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want me to go in front of it? team do their hunting in a pack.

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They've got three intercept cars out today. We're going to go in

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front of it. Stop. The suspected drug dealer has been caught by

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surprise. He's no idea what's going on. We tend to find that, by

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stopping the vehicle as quick as we can, almost pounce on it, it gives

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the occupants very limited What's your name? You got anything

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on you? BEEP. If you say you haven't and I find something, I'm

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going to throw the book at you. Open your mouth. Spit it out.

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You're under arrest, my friend. Search. Any more in there? No, no.

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Open up for me. Open up. Put your head back. Yes, you have. Get it

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out. Spit it out. I haven't got nothing. Swallowed it. Stand up.

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swear! OK. That was for my personal use, officer man. Really, why did

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you put it in your mouth? Have you got him? Dealers take a big risk

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carrying drugs in their mouths, necking several wraps of heroin to

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avoid being caught can have serious consequences. Come with me, mate.

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I'd just got a lift off him. Unfortunately you're guilty by

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association. The passenger in the car is being arrested as well, even

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though he's claiming he's completely innocent. Please, mate.

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You've got to come back to the nick to be searched. If there's nothing

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in the search you'll be released straightaway. I, over the years,

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have become a bit of a cynic. I like to err on the side of caution.

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I always bring people in for the purpose of the drugs search because

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I have the grounds to believe that he's got drugs on him. He was just

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giving me a lift home but he went and stopped in Victoria Road to see

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somebody, then he dropped me back and he was just going home. He had

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to do a couple of things so I went with him like a fool. What's going

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to happen, mate? You'll be booked into custody, you'll be strip-

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searched, and then, depending on what happens from there, you'll be

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interviewed. We can only do a preliminary search at the roadside

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because anything further than that we have to respect the dignity and

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we have to take them in and search them in private. While Martin takes

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his prisoner somewhere private for the search, help has arrived for

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Sam and Shona to search the driver they've stopped. My colleagues that

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have just turned up in a Panda, they'll deal with you for that

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small amount of cannabis you've got. Have you got any previous with

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drugs? I have, yeah. How long ago? About two years maybe. Because he

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had got a previous conviction for cannabis possession, he had to be

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arrested and taken to the police station. You can't have two

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cautions. Advice for children in the back, a

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ticket for the phone, campered his vehicle. And that's not the end of

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it. The officers searched the car and in the front passenger door

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pocket was a small deal bag of amphetamines. Oh man! Let me phone

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someone to get the kids. The man, who was only pulled over because he

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was on his mobile phone, is now even more trouble. When you've got

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kids bouncing around in the car and that's to hand, it makes you angry.

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The children were the crux of this story. He had drugs in easy reach

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of a four year-old and a one year- old. He hadn't even taken the care

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to put them in the boot out of their reach.

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The kids are quite happy, as you can see, at the moment. He's made a

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phone call to mum and a friend that will hopefully come and get them.

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They want to go to nursery but I'm not happy for him to walk up to

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nursery because one of us will have to walk up. It's not fair to the

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children, here or at the nursery, seeing them turn up with the police.

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Driving and phoning has turned out to be very costly for the man. He's

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losing his brand new car, and until he can sort out his insurance he

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won't be able to get it back. you for being good. Come on then,

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James. Let's get you sorted. As a parent myself, it's horrifying

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to know that people are prepared to put their children in danger like

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that. In Bedford, the other driver caught in his car with drugs has

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been brought into the police station. Detention, first thing

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obviously because we've spot checked the vehicle. I'm happy

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about the spot check. The officer is saying that you produced from

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your mouth a quantity of what you stated to be heroin. The officers

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are saying that the same vehicle earlier on today was allegedly

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dealing in drugs. There's the suspicion that these drugs were in

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your possession with intention to supply. That's to be established

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obviously in interview. Before that, the man is going to get a full body

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search which can be authorised when looking for class A drugs such as

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heroin or crack cocaine. Once that authorisation has been granted,

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there's two officers of the same sex, they take this person into the

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cell and we do a systematic search. They've come up empty-handed.

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Everything that he had was probably in his mouth at the time. The man's

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passenger will get the same treatment. It's not the best job in

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the world but somebody has to do it. The most unpleasant part of it is

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checking the genitalia. We don't touch them at all. We have a quick

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look, they turn around, they squat just a little bit to make sure

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there's nothing that's obvious which could be concealed, either in

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the crack up the backside. This time they've come up trumps. His

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bottom has got crack in it. They found 10 wraps of class A up his

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backside. I'm not going to touch it too much, it's been up his bum. I'm

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going to put it in the bag. Another of the unpleasant jobs in the life

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of a traffic cop is dealing with bad accidents. Although, for

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Sergeant Chris Smith, it's got a little easier over the years.

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been in it now for 22 years so there's not of awful lot that fazes

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you from that point of view after that length of service, but

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occasionally one does. This evening, a report has come in have a crash

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involving a car and a motorcyclist outside a garage in Dunstable.

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don't know the injuries yet, apart from the fact he's got some sort of

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leg injury. Which is considered to be quite serious.

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When we got there, the scene was firmly contained. The casualty, who

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was riding the bike, is already in the ambulance ready to go to the

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local A&E. What are the injuries? We called out collision

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investigation purely because initially I was told that there

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could be pelvic injuries and of course we had to take that as being

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Let's get some cones, first, I want this bit shut off. We don't know

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the extent of his injuries. I want the garage shut off as well just

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now. We'll get Bob to come down and do his bits and pieces, I think,

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until we've got an update from hospital.

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Bob, the crash detective, only comes out to the most serious

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accidents, those in which people die or might suffer life-changing

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injuries. To help him when he gets here, the road has got to be closed.

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You have to protect as much as you possibly can to give them the best

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chance of gaining the best evidence in case of any court appearance

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later on. A young lad who was on a bicycle

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witnessed what happened. And where did he come from? Behind

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me, come from that direction. he's come up...? The lad's come

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that way, it's pretty much stopped, though, cos it was just coming

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through the petrol station. What did he try and do, come up the

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inside of the Corsa? He tried to come up the inside of the road.

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The young girl driver of the Corsa has been badly shaken up, but she

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does not have any injuries. Her parents have come down to make sure

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she was all right, and the Corsa was parked up in the garage

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forecourt. Green Corsa, which is situated over there, was indicating

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to come into the garage. I'd already passed that car and then

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the bike... I didn't see it, but I heard the bike behind me and it

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smashed and all I seen is the driver coming through the air by

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the side of me. Yeah, and that's why I am still shaking. So it's not

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that good... Mind my language, but I chit myself!

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The rider had come off the bike and basically been thrown through the

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air and landed on the carriageway. Is that your bike, is it? And that

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wasn't involved at all? No, that's what I was on, riding! OK. Well,

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you put your bike up and take it in there out the way, don't touch

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anything, yeah? All the signs point to the car

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driver being at fault for failing to see the oncoming bike. But all

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might not be as first appears. Initially, it was my view that the

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Corsa had been at fault, but obviously has more witnesses came

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to light and they were talking about the motorcyclist, the manner

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of his riding, it became apparent that perhaps it isn't all that

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meets the eye. Bob, the crash investigator, has

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arrived. It's his job to determine the exact sequence of events and

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put a finger on who might be to blame.

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We were a little bit limited, there, as well, because we had lost a

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little bit of forensics, if you like, where the debris had been put,

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because of traffic running over it. It doesn't tally, does it? You've

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got debris starting from here going in that direction, which is OK,

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that's fine. The bikes, you've got two different directions, haven't

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you? It's not the easiest of investigations. The roads were very,

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very wet and, of course, as the roads are wet, you are not left

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with the marks on the roads which you are sometimes which, you know,

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paint a fantastic picture on occasions.

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But another theory about what happened is emerging.

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From speaking to the witnesses and the drivers, the driver of the

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Corsa, she had a passenger as well, they were saying as they pulled

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into the petrol station they couldn't see the bike, they believe

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he did not have his lights on. Corsa is turning right in... That

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would make a bit more sense, then, wouldn't it? So if she's turned

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right, he's gone over the top, which is why he's in the middle of

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the road. Turning in, the bike's coming down towards us from this

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direction and obviously he's made contact with the near side, the

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rider's gone over the top now, which would fit with the rider

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landing and finishing where he does. The garage's forecourt CCTV tallies

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with Bob's conclusion that the car did turn into the path of the

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oncoming bike. But she isn't going to be prosecuted.

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In the eyes of the law, really, she would be at fault, she would be

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liable for that collision, because she's pulled in front of the path

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of the motorcyclist. However, she's got serious mitigation on the fact

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that the motorcyclist allegedly didn't have any lights on.

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News from hospital is that the rider needs to be operated on for a

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hip injury, but isn't on the danger list. All that remains to be done

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is clear up the scene, but just as the Corsa is being pulled onto the

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recovery track, another woman driver has pulled on to the

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forecourt. She took probably about five or six

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attempts to get into a parking bay, which was on the far side of the

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garage, and to say it was the worst bit of parking we've ever seen was

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an understatement. The cops think the woman might have

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been drinking. If she has, she's picked precisely the wrong place

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and the wrong time to come and do her shopping.

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There was a marked traffic car there, marked collision

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investigation police van on there, marked specials police van on there,

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and a panda car. Looks like she's possibly collided with a few things.

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And we went in and found her in the wine aisle, so we invited her back

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out of the premises. We didn't want to breathalyse her inside the

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garage. She was absolutely stinking of drink.

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We're just going to give you a breath test, all right? Nice, deep

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breath and just blow into this until I tell you to stop, OK? Nice,

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deep breath. Blow harder. Blow harder. No, you're going to have to

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blow a lot harder. There's a problem. Laryngitis... You've got

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laryngitis? OK. Shall we try it again? "I've got laryngitis, I

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can't talk". It doesn't stop you blowing, though.

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Listen, listen, OK? I've seen you drive, all right, I've seen you

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drive, and due to the manner of your walking across there and the

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fact that I can smell alcohol on your breath, gives us ground to

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request a breath specimen, OK? If you fail or refuse, it is an

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offence for which you will be arrested. My colleagues have given

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you plenty of opportunities, we will give you one more opportunity.

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If you fail to provide then, you will be arrested and you will go to

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the police station, OK? So nice, deep breath, blow into the box

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until we tell you to stop, and then hopefully you will be under, go and

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get your shopping and get yourself off home, all right? Yeah. I feel

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sick. Deep breath... I understand you're trying, and I understand

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you've got a problem with your throat, however, you can still

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breathe fine, so there's no reason why you can't blow.

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Most of my career I've been on traffic, and so I've dealt with an

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awful lot of drink drivers. You know when somebody is trying it on,

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you knew she was trying it on. Sorry... (INAUDIBLE). You're going

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to have to go to the police station and get a blood sample, then, if

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you can't blow. I think... Just come and take a seat in the back of

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the car. She failed to provide on the roadside, so she was arrested.

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All of a sudden, she is no longer lost for words. Get into the car...

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Don't push me around, I'm married to a policeman for 28 years...

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Fantastic. Don't... Don't do that. You're getting in the car. Put the

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cuffs on. Oh, get stuffed! It's not open for debate, my love, OK?

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We can do it the easy way or we can do it the hard way, all right?

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Let's do it the easy way. She went from quite a vulnerable,

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lone female on her own, to being quite a vocal, abusive female.

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arrogant. All right, I'm kissed off at the

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moment, that's all. Your voice has got better. Oh, how wonderful! Do

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you want me to sing to you like Katherine Jenkins?

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Her voice did come back on the car journey. When I pointed that out to

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her she went back to having this bad dose of laryngitis.

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Oh, shut up! You're such a tosser! Oh, you're so rude! She's upset

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with us because we have caught her. If you get behind the wheel of a

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car and you've been drinking, then as far as I'm concerned, you're

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fair game, I'm coming after you. 20 miles north outside a Chinese in

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Bedford, PC Tanveer Hussain has got his eyes on another dodgy parked

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car. Driver, quick word, mate, please? A

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quick word about your wing mirror, it's come off.

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The offside wing mirror was sort of hanging off, so I thought I'd just

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have a little chat as he's come out of the pub car park.

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Tanveer suspects he's had a drink. Is it your car, registered in your

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name? It's my girlfriend's. Your girlfriend's? Are you allowed to

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drive it? Basically, she rang the, what's it called, the insurance

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company, innit? If you want to, you can ring my girlfriend now.

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It is not his car but it's OK, he's got connections, too.

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Listen, do you know my uncle, PC BEEP, yeah? Is that your uncle?

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Serious? Honest. He is not lost for words, but with alcohol on his

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breath, he is taking a risk. The more he talked, the more I

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began to smell it. I'll tell you the truth, mate,

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listen, yeah? I'm not insured to drive the car, yeah? But my

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girlfriend's gone out, I literally just picked my bredren up, and

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we're going to get a drink... much have you had to drink?

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Honestly? I've had one, one brandy and coke. OK. On my mum... My mum...

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My mum's grave. Fair enough, OK. I'm just going to quickly

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breathalyse you, my friend. What's your name? I don't even know your

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name, I'm talking to you. Isaac Johns, man. Isaac.

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If that was me sat in the back of the car, I wouldn't have mentioned

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my uncle, that's for sure. He is not going to be happy.

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I don't even know how to explain it, man. So you are driving around with

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no insurance, yeah? Having consumed alcohol? It's not a good mix, is it,

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to be honest, my friend? Mate, I know, man. Literally, I was

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just going to his house. No insurance means Tanveer's going

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to have the car seized. Is there a unit who could just join

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me just literally for one minute, please? I'm in Peel Place, off

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Tavistock Street. I just need them to do me a very quick favour, just

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park a vehicle up near to me, please.

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I need you to blow as hard as you can into this machine. Have you got

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the keys to the car, first of all? No... Where are the keys? Matey has

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got them. Well, I need the keys to the car, come on. Come with me,

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then, matey has got them. His "matey" has disappeared with

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the keys, he says. He is banking on Tanveer leaving the car locked up

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at the side of the road. Get a good seal, and blow. A lot harder, a lot

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harder, a lot harder, a lot harder. Honestly, I've got no more than

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that. I was expecting him to blow just

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over the roadside legal limit, but, no, he came back under,

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surprisingly. There's that silver car there, I

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just need it parked somewhere here, but has made has got the key.

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you want me to bring it and put it round the back here? Just literally

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behind me or in front of me, anywhere. Ring your mate, because I

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need the keys to the car. Do you know what? I'm liking you,

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you're a nice copper, I'm not going to lie, you're actually a nice

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copper. I'm here to help you, I'm not here to hinder you. But what

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you've got to understand... Can I ask you a serious question? Will I

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get arrested? Knowing he's not going to be

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arrested, Isaac is coming clean about the whereabouts of the car

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keys. All right, here. Can I take the house keys off you, please?

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can take the house keys. And I'll give you this car bit. Be straight

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with me, be honest with me, I'll look after you.

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It's nice for them to tell you at the start, because it makes my job

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easier, but, hey, another five minutes, I'll find out anyway.

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It was my bad. It was all me. It's a game, really. I think he was

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looking for an easy way for me to let him off and give him a little

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slap on the hand, but I don't think that was going to happen.

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Because he has told the truth, finally, Tanveer is offering Isaac

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a lift home. Or perhaps it's because he knows his uncle!

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Isaac's girlfriend's not going to be pleased, though. She will have

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to go to the police pound to get her car back.

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If you blow over the limit at the roadside or don't blow it all,

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you're taken into the police station for another go on a

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different machine called an Intoxilyzer. It's the final chance

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for the woman with laryngitis. appreciate you've got a sore throat,

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however, OK, you still... Mark isn't holding his breath.

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Nice deep breath, blow till I tell you to stop. Harder, harder, harder,

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harder, harder, stop. Is that OK? No, it's not, no. OK, that could be

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construed by the courts as a refusal, which would mean you're

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going to you lose your licence for a year. I don't want...

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understand that. But you're not even blowing.

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You wanted to sort of shake her and say, you know, quite clearly, "You

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can provide a sample, but you're doing this to mess us around".

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Harder. Keep going, keep going, keep going, keep going. Stop. Well

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done, you've done it. Well done. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes

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of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. She was well over.

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You've blown 124 and 123. What's that? That's probably, what's that,

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about four times over the drink- driving limit. Can I go home now?

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To get those readings was cracking. Oh, how lovely. Just in here.

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The woman can't be charged with drink-driving until she's sober.

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She's got a long night in a cell ahead of her.

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If you need us, press that button, all right? I'll get you a couple of

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blankets, all right? It was a costly trip to the garage

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for the woman. She was found guilty of drink-driving and has her

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licence taken away for two and a half years and given 12 months'

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probation. The girl driving a Corsa, who

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earlier turned into the same garage straight in front of a motorcyclist,

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was cleared of any offence after it was confirmed he had no lights on.

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The man who was caught with drugs in his car while taking his kids to

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school was convicted of position of Class B drugs and fined �150.

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He was also found guilty of having no insurance and given six penalty

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points. The man who thought it was a good idea to hide drugs in his

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cheeks was found guilty of dealing Class A drugs and given a six month

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community order. And the man who thought it was a

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It is a case of right place, right time for the Bedfordshire traffic police when they pull over a motorist taking his kids to school, only to find illegal drugs in his car. And it is a case of wrong place, wrong time for a drunk driver who has chosen to go and do her shopping at a garage swarming with police officers.


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