The importance of being needed – it can get you off a drink-driving rap without conviction

June 12, 2010

As a bloke who has been known to sink a pint or two on occasions, and maybe chase the pint or two down with a few nips of best Scotch, Alf is greatly heartened by a morsel of news from the courts.

He finds a precedent has been set for important people like him to drive home from the Eketahuna Club with a bit much booze on board, to be picked up by the cops, to be hauled before the courts, and then to be sent home without a stain on his character, although maybe there would be a stain or two on his liver.

Now let it be said that Alf would never drive home from the Eketahuna Club with a bit much booze on board, or from anywhere else, for the very good reason that it is thoroughly illegal as well as being highly dangerous to other citizens.

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