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WinterSnow

Well-known member
Hi Tracy, I felt like you - mortified, ashamed, how will I get around, what will happen with work. The run up to court I was super anxious but it was actually alright. Weirdly I felt really relieved and happy when I came out (go figure). I bought a bike…hadn’t been on one since I was a kid. I wobbled out of Halfords like a kid who’d just had their stabilisers taken off for the first time thinking “how can I do this for 15 months” but now I’m whizzing around the streets like a pro come rain or shine chuckling at the peeps stuck in the traffic queues I’m zooming past. I’m a LOT fitter too. Do the Rehabilitation course, it’s actually really good and you learn a lot. Fess up to your work if you have a job where you need a DBS - honestly goes a long way with them. These are the things I’ve learnt from this experience….apart from to reasses my life and figure out how I got here and what needs to change to never be here again. In a funny way it can have a lot of positives - every cloud 🙂
What a brilliant reply Blueberry 😘
 

stu12341234

Well-known member
Hi,

The waiting to go to court is truley a horrible feeling. What's done is done and replaying it over and over again just makes it worse. (Believe me alot of us have been there....it is a s%@*y feeling).

There's not much I can ad to what has already been said.

Dress smart, Get references, Get a solicitor if you can afford one no more than 300-400 pound on a guilty plea.
Ask for the Drink Driving Rehabilitation Course (-25% off the ban) on the day (It cannot be done afterward).

You can request a duty solicitor when arriving at court, if he or she is not busy to help for free.

If you feel confident enough speak for yourself.

Either way show remorse which I am guessing you already feel.

As far as the reason why you chose to drive could also help...at the end of the day magistrates are human too.
A letter just expressing how you know you made a 1 off error may help.

I wish you the best and please do not let it bog you down.

Keep your head up!

Kind Regards,




Stu
 

Traeb

Member
Hi, yes it’s Thursday at 1.30 I’m soo scared. How are things with you
I know it’s scary but at least after that you know what you are dealing with and you can start to try and work through it. This forum seems so helpful so use it this week if needed.

I am so so. I have to wait for my blood results so at the moment just looking at solicitors and have to sort my car out as I think it’s a write off but struggling to process everything at the moment. I just have constant anxiety and feeling of shame at the moment x
 

Tracy77

Member
I know it’s scary but at least after that you know what you are dealing with and you can start to try and work through it. This forum seems so helpful so use it this week if needed.

I am so so. I have to wait for my blood results so at the moment just looking at solicitors and have to sort my car out as I think it’s a write off but struggling to process everything at the moment. I just have constant anxiety and feeling of shame at the moment x
My car is in a PCP so I’m hoping to give it back. It’s valued at roughly what I owe. Well according to we but any car it is. Where are you?? How come you had to do bloods? I didn’t. Did you crash? X
 

Traeb

Member
My car is in a PCP so I’m hoping to give it back. It’s valued at roughly what I owe. Well according to we but any car it is. Where are you?? How come you had to do bloods? I didn’t. Did you crash? X
I am based in Berkshire. Yes I crashed. It’s still at the recovery place, I went to get my stuff out of it but burst into tears so went home and still need to sort it. The side air bags went off so I think it’s a write off. I won’t need it for a while anyway so it’s a loss but will be paying the loan for another couple of years but my fault! Hopefully you will not lose anything on yours then fingers crossed

When I gave breath samples at the station they were 95 and 79 so over the 15% allowance for difference so I had to give blood; I wish it was just over and done with now. They said three months is the average to wait at the moment.
 

Tracy77

Member
I am based in Berkshire. Yes I crashed. It’s still at the recovery place, I went to get my stuff out of it but burst into tears so went home and still need to sort it. The side air bags went off so I think it’s a write off. I won’t need it for a while anyway so it’s a loss but will be paying the loan for another couple of years but my fault! Hopefully you will not lose anything on yours then fingers crossed

When I gave breath samples at the station they were 95 and 79 so over the 15% allowance for difference so I had to give blood; I wish it was just over and done with now. They said three months is the average to wait at the moment.
I was 79 :( soo stupid driving away from my awful ex while he gets off Scott free and thinks he as the right to judge and tell me off.

Where has you been? Pub? What made you drive? Distance not far etc ? I’m sorry you are going through this tough time as you seem like a nice guy x
 

Traeb

Member
I was 79 :( soo stupid driving away from my awful ex while he gets off Scott free and thinks he as the right to judge and tell me off.

Where has you been? Pub? What made you drive? Distance not far etc ? I’m sorry you are going through this tough time as you seem like a nice guy x
As long as he is an ex that’s the main thing, he sounds vile. Focus on your self now

I had been for drinks with work, I have no idea what made me think I was ok to drive, I have had a lot going on recently and have not been coping well so I think this was a wake up call really.

I am a Tracey aswell 😊
 

Tracy77

Member
As long as he is an ex that’s the main thing, he sounds vile. Focus on your self now

I had been for drinks with work, I have no idea what made me think I was ok to drive, I have had a lot going on recently and have not been coping well so I think this was a wake up call really.

I am a Tracey aswell 😊
Ohh sorry, I wasn’t sure. Would you like to swap numbers ? I know we are not in the same town but can support each other through this rough time.
 
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