Hic! me Ociffer?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by lammyboy, May 18, 2016.

  1. lammyboy

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    so, how does it work?... you park up at a nice little pub with the agreement form the landlord that you can sleepover in his car park, you promptly change into your best drinking shorts and loud shirt and take advantage of his real ale and vino tinto for her in doors... 5 hours later you stagger back (like a mouse) to the MH and proceed to climb the stairs to bed... Can the old bill knock on your door and do you for drunk in possession of a motor vehicle (lets say even if the ignition keys are locked in the glove box?)

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    I believe not unless there was a clear indication you intend to drive away.
    Probably a grey area though, let's hope any pc would use their common sense.
     
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    I think the issue in this circumstance is that you still have access to the keys to start the vehicle, and that you are in the vehicle & are p*ssed.
     
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    Good point. I watch this with interest..Roy..
     
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    Do you (all) mostly ignore this and just get on with it? I also thought of getting a secret box fitted somewhere to hold the keys and passports and valuables - maybe that would work?
     
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    Yes there has to be a clear intention to drive. If the PC knocked on your door (extremely unlikely ) and you were in you night clothes or had silver screens on its pretty obvious you have no such intention.
     
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    The fact that you are on private land, as opposed to the public highway, may, or may not, make a difference to how the law operates too.
     
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    They can knock until the cows come home, but you dont have to answer it.........(y)
     
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    Well, that was an informative hour, stopped me working at least :) and now all Im thinking about is going to Mugello for the Moto GP tonight :) - enjoy the rain if you're in the UK - Its good for the plants...

    Thanks for the input
     
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    One thing to consider is parking anywhere with restrictions i.e. having to clear off early morning while still under the influence. e.g. a market day
     
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    We are, it makes such a refreshing change from the heatwave we have had......Hotter then Spain, it seems........And in the UK, we have grass and trees that need watering. :sneaky:

    Take Skegness for example.......*BANG*..........:)
     
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    aah Skegness, or should that be aarrr!:Eeek: Skegness?
     
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    Always thought you had a chunk of pirate in you Pete.........Pirate Pete........Sounds good.........Jim lad. :)
     
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    Something i never have to worry about i am glad to say.. Dont drink lol.. On the other hand if ever i was breatherlised for choclate i would be way over the limit lol.. And as for my dress attire in the van.. I always dress like i am ready for bed lol
     
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    A wise move. You never know who may come a knocking. :)
     
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    please remember, for the next morning, that there are lower drink driving limits in Scotland, so leave a bit later.
     
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    Intention to drive must surely be important. Otherwise being outside a vehicle to which you have keys when you are intoxicated would be an offence.
     
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    Done to death a thousand times on here but you have highlighted the biggest danger point, just as you put the key in the lock, you are so vulnerable, go on, prove you are not going to drive it.

    Does not matter where you hide the keys, you can always get them and most have more than one set anyway.

    Enjoy Mugello. We'll be watching from the best seats.
     
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    ...............Compliments of your old age pension, no doubt.............:whistle:
     
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