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it was in Poland. i read that the idiot managed to do a few kilometers before he was stopped by police. luckily he was caught. he will be facing up to 2years of jail, 3-15 years no driving, would need to pass new driving license in future, would be fined at least 5000zl (gbp1000) and likely insurer would try to get back all claims.
for wreacking such nice 159 i would fine him additionally, unfortunately law does not have extra punishments for such.
 

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That is frightening. Hopefully nobody got injured or worse.
The guy's oblivious to what's going on, he could easily have killed someone and had absolutely no idea.
He should never be allowed behind the wheel again.
 

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Was following a drink driver a couple of weeks ago, all over the shop ****ing off other drivers and swaying all over the road, kerbing his alloys on his 11 plate Audi at every opportunity. I pulled over after he somehow managed to turn off down a tight road towards where there were a lot of kids indoor play centers and such like, to call the police.

To be honest I never thought I would hear of anything about it again, but thought it was worth the call in any case just in case he did end up crashing into something/someone. Can you imagine picking up the paper the following day to find out that he did someone some harm knowing you could have done something about it?

Anyway the police did catch him slumped over his steering wheel after he somehow made it home. He was 4 times the limit and ended up being banned for 24 months and a £300 fine plus costs.

If I would have left it then that guy's life would carry on regardless as it happens he may end up losing his job/house/wife etc. On the other hand, despite him saying he's never done it before and according to the police he was an ok guy who had made a massive error of judgement, he still may have done it again and actually killed someone...

The traffic police were great and even came to visit us the next day to show my two girls the police car, how it all works and all the gear they carry. They spent a good half hour with them which pleased my youngest police obsessed daughter no end.
 

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Yes, I hate to see this, only 4 months ago driving my wife's car on the A1 north near south mimms at genuine 70mph, (straight, empty road, good visibility) had a merc plough into the rear that sent us up the slip, flipped us 3 times, estimate his speed well over 100. Waiting for the police report.

Note : wife's car wasn't an Alfa, my lovely 159 was safely at home.
 

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Yes, I hate to see this, only 4 months ago driving my wife's car on the A1 north near south mimms at genuine 70mph, (straight, empty road, good visibility) had a merc plough into the rear that sent us up the slip, flipped us 3 times, estimate his speed well over 100. Waiting for the police report.

Note : wife's car wasn't an Alfa, my lovely 159 was safely at home.
What car were you in?

Not that I'd like to see a 159 destroyed, and you're obviously fine but the likely extra weight that a 159 carries might have altered the outcome significantly...
 

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Indeed. The increased inertia of a larger car can prevent being pushed out of the way instead requiring some absorption by the car.
 

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I can imagine drunk driving damage accounts for alot of cars ending up in scrap yards...
 

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Pubs were never too far away from scrapyards like they were never too far away from anything.
A pity so many have closed down in the last decade or so. Pubs and scrapyards.
 

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What car were you in?

Not that I'd like to see a 159 destroyed, and you're obviously fine but the likely extra weight that a 159 carries might have altered the outcome significantly...
It was my wife's Honda CRV fully loaded, very lucky for both of us to get out of it. The Honda did very well, does make me wonder if in the 159 with lower centre of gravity if we'd have rolled in that or not. Not going to loose sleep on it though, glad to still be here ;0) 159 now reluctantly replaced by a 147, but I'll always be happy in an Alfa.
 
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