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to report someone for drink driving

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Morph2 Sun 18-Nov-12 17:18:13

We live in a village. I'm anti drink driving but alot of people round here still do it including some friends of mine.

Anyway today someone has upset my 2 and a half year old for a totally pathetic reason just being vendictive to a 2 and a half year old when they are alot older, even older than me!

Its been brewing for a while just little comments but this has really wound me up.

Anyway said person drinks and drives every day, sometimes he is prob not over the limit but on other days he definately is.

Was thinking of reporting him for drink driving but really the reason i would be doing it would be because he has upset my son not because i would usually report a person for drink driving. I don't report others that do it but would tell them i don't agree.

Makes me sound really PFB which i'm not usually but this feels like the final straw was totally pathetic, think along the line of 2.5 years old lining up toys and counting them then grown man knocking them down on purpose and laughing, totally pathetic but a big thing to a two and a half year old.

Think a need to sleep on it and calm down.........

AmberLeaf Sun 18-Nov-12 17:19:53

YABU for not normally reporting drink drivers.

griphook Sun 18-Nov-12 17:22:35

How could you justify not reporting the drink drivers, your friends included if they killed or hurt someone?

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sun 18-Nov-12 17:22:41

Were you able to say anything to the oaf when he knocked your child's toys down? What a complete twat - for doing that and for drinking and driving.

You would be well within reasonable grounds to report him for drink driving, but don't link the two things. That's silly and petulant on your part.

On the whole, though, I reckon YANBU.

Boringbitch Sun 18-Nov-12 17:22:50

YANBU for reporting him

YABU for not reporting people who you know drink drive regularly

Catniss Sun 18-Nov-12 17:23:38

No you are not. I have done it and would do it again if need be.

FutTheShuckUp Sun 18-Nov-12 17:24:19

YABVU to want to report something so serious purely because the perpetrator upset a two year old!!! Wtaf????

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 18-Nov-12 17:26:53

YANBU to report a drink driver. Doing it because he's annoyed you for some reason seems a little odd, I think you should be doing it anyway. For the reason that he might kill somebody.

LaCiccolina Sun 18-Nov-12 17:27:02

Yanbu to report a drunk driver if/when they r drunk.

Yabvu if u don't know they r drunk and/or its randomly about a 2yr old.

Get a grip woman

spidermanspiderman Sun 18-Nov-12 17:30:24

Report him! It could be your 2yr old he's knocking over with a car when drunk rather than just his toys. You should have done this a long time ago!

Catsmamma Sun 18-Nov-12 17:32:17 he's fine to drink and drive so long as he doesn't upset your pwecious.

really really lovely morals.

Dawndonna Sun 18-Nov-12 17:41:04

Your motives are a little questionable, however, a drunken driver is a potential murderer.

TheBirderer Sun 18-Nov-12 17:48:43

Think of it this way, would you want to drive with your children in the car, knowing he was around the same roads? Your motives may be poor but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. Please report him the next time you believe he is driving while over the limit.

While I'm not saying this applies to you, I can't help but feel that there's a very queer attitude to reporting drink drivers among many people. Maybe it's because people are more aware of the legal system but there seems to be this underlying thought that drink driving once doesn't deserve all the fuss of prosecution, a criminal record, fines and more. "Oh, they only did it once, I don't want them to get into all that trouble". It makes me incredibly uneasy at how easily it gets normalised.

Morph2 Sun 18-Nov-12 18:34:33

thanks points all noted.

I would never dream of drink driving but i suppose it comes of being brought up in the country that some people, particularly older males (but not just them) think nothing of it.

When i say drink driving he's not drunk as such but would be over limit, so probably had 4 or 5 pints

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 18-Nov-12 18:40:02

I would of reported it along time ago.

Sargesaweyes Sun 18-Nov-12 18:44:59

Op, report him. Some of dp friends drink drive (countryside) and it really isn't on. I've said to them if I'm ever out and they did it I would report them (surprisingly I don't get invited often).

I used to work in a country pub many moons ago and the amount of drink driving was shocking. Some people are so arogant they think that they can handle it.

I do drink but the sooner the rules are zero alcohol when driving the better in my opinion.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 18-Nov-12 18:45:04

YABU to have not reported it before. Drink driving is unacceptable regardless of how nice/horrible the culprit is to your 2 year old.

GraceOfWrath Sun 18-Nov-12 18:45:28

You should report him AND all your lovely drink driving friends hmm

I do hope I don't live anywhere near you.

Sargesaweyes Sun 18-Nov-12 18:47:04

Arrogant even

Sokmonsta Sun 18-Nov-12 19:48:16

Sounds like someone you know quite well if they are getting that close to your son playing. To be fair, it's the type of thing my dad has done in the past - being an idiot with kids and drink driving. If that's the case it's a tough position to be in. But should still be reported. Even if you do it anonymously.

CombineBananaFister Sun 18-Nov-12 21:07:54

We were fairly rural too, and I can't stand that it was so accepted although shamefully it bothered me less before i had ds. I could not sleep at night if I knew it was happening and that if something bad happened i would consider myself morally culpable as i didn't do anything to stop it. THERE IS NO EXCUSE -NONE for drink driving. Your reasons for doing it are shit but do anyway-he's an arsehole and you can redeem yourself a bit.

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