Your opinion of drunk drivers, and people who defend them
Early last year, our neighbour went out on a Sunday lunchtime, got drunk, came back home, and hit our Alfa GTV twice from different directions, whilst trying to park his car. After confronting him at the time, I called the Police, and they duly tested and charged him (we were lucky because he was so drunk, that he had locked himself out of his house, and was sitting in his vehicle when Mr Plod arrived). We also had witnesses from over the road who saw the incident - so far so good - no, not quite.
This was the third occasion he had hit our car, and he hadn't owned up to the other two (his missus had though, but didn't want to pay us for the damage, because the quote was too high!! - cheeky mare!!).
Anyway, he got banned for a year, and was fined £300 (because the police in their wisdom only charged him with a "stopped, over the limit", and not "drink driving accident".
Following the incident, he has had to walk to the pub, and has got really depressed, and went on a bender while his wife was on holiday for a couple of weeks (they kind of live separate lives). Anyway, he is in hospital now, and may not come home again.
Last night, I found out from a mate, that quite a few people in our village think I am a right nasty barsteward, because I caused all of this (people down at the Working Men's club, where he used to drink), by "grassing" him to the old bill. My mate has tried to tell them what happened, but they don't seem to want to listen.
Should I go down there to give my side of the story, or is it all a bit pointless? I feel that they are idiots, because they must have known he was drink driving on a daily basis, and that an accident was well overdue.