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Thread: Garda was drunk in patrol car on John's Rd Appropriate sentence or not?

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    Default Garda was drunk in patrol car on John's Rd Appropriate sentence or not?

    The Gardai have exceptional powers , should they get exceptional sentences for breaking the law?

    What say you?

    Lucky no one killed this time.... Our unprofessional Keystone cops are really going downhill

    Garda was drunk in patrol car - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

    Garda was drunk in patrol car
    By Andrew Phelan

    Monday April 26 2010

    A GARDA has been banned from driving after he was caught drunk and asleep at the wheel of a patrol car in the middle of a main road, blocking traffic.

    Padraig Boyce (36) was put off the road for two years and fined €650 by a judge who found him guilty of being drunk in charge of a car.

    Taxi driver Declan O'Donoghue said in evidence he was on his way to a job at 3am on May 16 last year when he saw Boyce's car stopped in the middle of St John's Road, Dublin 8 facing the Lucan direction.

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    I hope he loses his job as well. What calls went unanswered while he was drunk. Their pulse, or command control would have a record .
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    Gosh, isn't he lucky he wasn't caught for not having a TV licence, because then he could have ended up in jail. A €650 fine isn't even a slap on the wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Mor View Post
    I hope he loses his job as well. What calls went unanswered while he was drunk. Their pulse, or command control would have a record .

    I sincerely hope that no relation of yours ever has a drink problem,

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    He should get at least 5 years in jail, lose his job, lose his pension and that will show the world that the Gardai are not above the law.

    Wont happen though, hopefully his alcohol addiction will kill him as a consolation. Slowly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The OD View Post
    He should get at least 5 years in jail, lose his job, lose his pension and that will show the world that the Gardai are not above the law.

    Wont happen though, hopefully his alcohol addiction will kill him as a consolation. Slowly.
    You're hoping someone you have no personal dealing with is killed slowly? Amazing how heartless people can be when they are hiding behind anonymity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The OD View Post
    He should get at least 5 years in jail, lose his job, lose his pension and that will show the world that the Gardai are not above the law.

    Wont happen though, hopefully his alcohol addiction will kill him as a consolation. Slowly.
    Jesus wept, even by p.ie standards that is a nasty, viscous little post.

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    Ignore the sick OD. This , however, is still a disgrace if that's all going to happen to him.
    Being caught drunk on duty should have a mandatory dismissal as punishment. AFAIK, there's such a provision in Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus. Are we saying that guards should be dealt with less harshly than bus drivers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turdsl View Post
    I sincerely hope that no relation of yours ever has a drink problem,
    Are you seriously implying he should keep his job?

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    The Garda driver of the patrol car in which two gardi were tragically killed by a stolen car at the junction of The Rise and Merion rd. was also over the alcohol limit. Its no secret that there is a major problem with drink in "the force", but I suppose that just reflects Irish society.

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