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Muttley wrote (see)
Yup. Just in case we got divorced ten years down the line and I wanted to shaft her and wreck her career.
How on earth did this story get out..? If it happened, and we can only assume that it did if the CPS are going to proscute, then why now, after so many years and how did anyone find out..?
I bet other people have done it...
Seems daft for two people to risk going to jail so that one person can avoid the inconvenience of a short driving ban.
Mind you getting 12 points on your license seems pretty daft too, you'd think once you got to 6 or 9 you might have a bit of a think about how you drive.
And I love the front cover of Private Eye.
Hmm... dunno - depends what was at stake. If I was unemployed and she needed the car for her job - i might.
I know, I'm a bad person.
Tom77 wrote (see)
Story got out 'cos Chris Huhne cheated on his wife (now ex-wife). She told The Times that "someone" had taken the points for him. A concerned citizen (Labour MP) contacted the police. The police obtained emails between his ex-wife and The Times and the CPS feel they have enough evidence to bring a case to trial.
Doesn't make you bad JB. I know people who have done it.
Don't think I would personally. It does highlight the risks of what policing by camera can do though.
It does happpen.Probably more than we think. A friend's boyfriend payed an employee to take points!a nd haven't there been cases where people have tried to claim theydon't know who was driving at the time (falsely?!) to try get out of points.
Personally I wouldn't do it.
so... I wonder what will happen..? will the courts be lenient because of who he or make an example out of him..? I wonder if he will get a driving ban and they both get a fine...?
I do know someone who has done it as the person who would have lost their licence would also have lost their job and income if they were unable to drive.
Having said that I wouldn't do it intentionally because of the potential recurcussions on me. I say intentionally, as I also know a couple who got caught but genuinely couldn't remember who was driving at the time. They asked for the photo and it was poor quality so they were still unable to determine who was driving. So in the end the one with the least points on their licence took the blame. I could see myself doing the same in their situation.
Dark Vader wrote (see)
I bet the ex-wife is kicking herself now for not keeping quiet about it......
Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)
You're assuming he's guilty already DV? Innocent until proven and all that.
Catalin Bond wrote (see)
It does happpen.Probably more than we think. A friend's boyfriend payed an employee to take points!
i know someone who was jailed for that. 6 months i think.
i wouldn't do it.
it seems that people regard this as a trivial matter though and then go on about the stupidity of jailing someone for speeding. but that isn't what it is about at all.
That argument is often used. So the CPS determine guilt rather than a court and jury?
i'm not usually a daily mail reader but this story might make people think about the consequences:
SuperCaz wrote (see)
Surely that's all the more reason follow the law, like the rest of us do, rather than try and illegally get oput of a punishment.
For the record, I wouldn't take the points for someone else, if I did have a driving licence
so the law of the land can be upheld?
or shall we only prosecute financially viable cases?
that wouldn't leave too many.