Callands man who took a cocktail of drugs lost control of his car in Orford

Warrington Guardian: Callands man who took a cocktail of drugs lost control of his car in Orford Callands man who took a cocktail of drugs lost control of his car in Orford

A BANNED driver caught losing control of a car had taken a cocktail of drugs, a court heard.

Michael Shaun Boardman, aged 24, of Barmouth Close, Callands, was driving illegally when stopped by officers from Cheshire Police at 3.15am.

Tests showed he had taken substances including cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis.

The defendant’s Vauxhall Vectra was seen on Poplars Avenue, Orford, by police in an unmarked car, when it mounted the curb.

Richard Sealy, prosecuting, said Boardman, wearing shorts, t-shirt and flat cap, tried to walk off and dump the car keys.

Police collared him and administered a road side test to check for drug influence.

The incident happened on September 30, last year.

Boardman initially denied driving while unfit through drugs, but pleaded guilty on the day of trial on April 4.

He had earlier admitted driving while banned, and with no insurance.

Boardman, who is on benefits, has previous convictions for assault and attempting to possess cocaine worth £500.

Gary Heaven, defending, said: “It was the early hours of the morning - there would have been little on the road at that time.

“He had been at a party on Saturday night at which, I dare say, wasn’t the only one taking drugs.”

The court heard the recent birth of Boardman’s son has resulted in a ‘perceptible change’ in attitude.

Sue Dodd, chair of the bench, warned him he faced his son telling people his dad is in prison, if he does not stop offending.

The defendant was sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work and banned from driving for three years.

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6:41am Fri 2 May 14

wirematt says...

Banned for 3 years..should be banned for life.
Banned for 3 years..should be banned for life. wirematt
  • Score: 20

8:09am Fri 2 May 14

Avoidthemainstream says...

Bit harsh
Bit harsh Avoidthemainstream
  • Score: -21

8:27am Fri 2 May 14

wirematt says...

Avoidthemainstream wrote:
Bit harsh
Why?
[quote][p][bold]Avoidthemainstream[/bold] wrote: Bit harsh[/p][/quote]Why? wirematt
  • Score: 12

9:33am Fri 2 May 14

Avoidthemainstream says...

It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?
It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough? Avoidthemainstream
  • Score: -21

10:03am Fri 2 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Avoidthemainstream wrote:
It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?
Hardly think this lad is going to run out and get a job do you? Maybe he should have been thinking about his son when he was spending money on coke, cannabis and anfets none of them are cheap! This would have been a different story had he killed someone!
[quote][p][bold]Avoidthemainstream[/bold] wrote: It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?[/p][/quote]Hardly think this lad is going to run out and get a job do you? Maybe he should have been thinking about his son when he was spending money on coke, cannabis and anfets none of them are cheap! This would have been a different story had he killed someone! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 26

10:14am Fri 2 May 14

wirematt says...

Avoidthemainstream wrote:
It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?
He's 24 and hasn't got a job so doubtful he's gonna get one anytime soon. He should of thought about that before he got in his vehicle . probably not the first time he's done it.and if he does decide to get a job 10 miles away he'll have to use public transport or like you said bike it.
[quote][p][bold]Avoidthemainstream[/bold] wrote: It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?[/p][/quote]He's 24 and hasn't got a job so doubtful he's gonna get one anytime soon. He should of thought about that before he got in his vehicle . probably not the first time he's done it.and if he does decide to get a job 10 miles away he'll have to use public transport or like you said bike it. wirematt
  • Score: 22

1:56pm Fri 2 May 14

Avoidthemainstream says...

wirematt wrote:
Avoidthemainstream wrote:
It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?
He's 24 and hasn't got a job so doubtful he's gonna get one anytime soon. He should of thought about that before he got in his vehicle . probably not the first time he's done it.and if he does decide to get a job 10 miles away he'll have to use public transport or like you said bike it.
Yes fair enough for 3 years but for the rest if his life really?
[quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avoidthemainstream[/bold] wrote: It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?[/p][/quote]He's 24 and hasn't got a job so doubtful he's gonna get one anytime soon. He should of thought about that before he got in his vehicle . probably not the first time he's done it.and if he does decide to get a job 10 miles away he'll have to use public transport or like you said bike it.[/p][/quote]Yes fair enough for 3 years but for the rest if his life really? Avoidthemainstream
  • Score: -6

3:42pm Fri 2 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Avoidthemainstream wrote:
wirematt wrote:
Avoidthemainstream wrote:
It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?
He's 24 and hasn't got a job so doubtful he's gonna get one anytime soon. He should of thought about that before he got in his vehicle . probably not the first time he's done it.and if he does decide to get a job 10 miles away he'll have to use public transport or like you said bike it.
Yes fair enough for 3 years but for the rest if his life really?
3 years he is lucky to be honest I presume already being banned from driving that he had no insurance as well. If so with the no insurance, and he hit your car which you may rely on to travel 10 miles to work, instead of a curb would you defend him then. I very much doubt so and doubt you would feel sorry for him when you have to pay to get your car fixed out of your own pocket or lose your job!. But never mind he no doubt will do it again while banned and not really care what havoc he causes so long as he is happy. Bet the Police are not happy with the little slap on the wrist. I just feel sorry for his son having to live with a loser of a dad, well not a dad, more of a dna donor.
[quote][p][bold]Avoidthemainstream[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avoidthemainstream[/bold] wrote: It's like saying jail a shoplifter for life. The lad might get a job ten miles away from his house and have to bike it everyday for 3 years- Would that not be punishment enough?[/p][/quote]He's 24 and hasn't got a job so doubtful he's gonna get one anytime soon. He should of thought about that before he got in his vehicle . probably not the first time he's done it.and if he does decide to get a job 10 miles away he'll have to use public transport or like you said bike it.[/p][/quote]Yes fair enough for 3 years but for the rest if his life really?[/p][/quote]3 years he is lucky to be honest I presume already being banned from driving that he had no insurance as well. If so with the no insurance, and he hit your car which you may rely on to travel 10 miles to work, instead of a curb would you defend him then. I very much doubt so and doubt you would feel sorry for him when you have to pay to get your car fixed out of your own pocket or lose your job!. But never mind he no doubt will do it again while banned and not really care what havoc he causes so long as he is happy. Bet the Police are not happy with the little slap on the wrist. I just feel sorry for his son having to live with a loser of a dad, well not a dad, more of a dna donor. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 10

9:05pm Fri 2 May 14

LennieB says...

Jesus said " Turn the other cheek."

Seems there's a few stiff necks round here.
Jesus said " Turn the other cheek." Seems there's a few stiff necks round here. LennieB
  • Score: -12

3:27pm Sat 3 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

LennieB wrote:
Jesus said " Turn the other cheek."

Seems there's a few stiff necks round here.
That the best you can come up with! what a goon. Maybe we have been snorting Viagra instead of coke, hence the stiff neck.
[quote][p][bold]LennieB[/bold] wrote: Jesus said " Turn the other cheek." Seems there's a few stiff necks round here.[/p][/quote]That the best you can come up with! what a goon. Maybe we have been snorting Viagra instead of coke, hence the stiff neck. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 11

9:25pm Sat 3 May 14

AndyHodkinson says...

He'll never amount to anything,,,just another drain on the taxpayer, So let's hope he overdoses soon, and we can forget about the low life scumbag.
He'll never amount to anything,,,just another drain on the taxpayer, So let's hope he overdoses soon, and we can forget about the low life scumbag. AndyHodkinson
  • Score: 6

4:59pm Mon 5 May 14

MrBenggo says...

Jail for a long time would have left the public a lot safer,another example of pathetic British justice.
Jail for a long time would have left the public a lot safer,another example of pathetic British justice. MrBenggo
  • Score: 3

7:00pm Tue 6 May 14

local man says...

Love the defense statement that he probably wasn't the only one taking drugs at the party. Who cares? he was the one driving after taking everything, and WE the tax payers had paid for him to get the stuff. Immediate cut of his benefits by 50% so he cant afford drugs IMO. And driving ban until he's been drug free for 5 yrs more like it.
Love the defense statement that he probably wasn't the only one taking drugs at the party. Who cares? he was the one driving after taking everything, and WE the tax payers had paid for him to get the stuff. Immediate cut of his benefits by 50% so he cant afford drugs IMO. And driving ban until he's been drug free for 5 yrs more like it. local man
  • Score: 0

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