Sorry, that was a typo. Should have been ‘inaction’….
How, you might ask?
John Dannaher, 30, of The Square in Birchington, raked up his 45th conviction last Thursday (July 19) after admitting to trespass and drunken disorderly (sic) at Margate railway station.
But at the end of the hearing magistrates wrote off almost two thirds of the £19,325 he owed to the courts.
Well, at least they didn’t empty the poor box for him, I suppose…
Gemma Winston, defending, said Dannaher suffers from unstable personality disorder, anxiety and depression.
No, love, I think it’s everyone else around him that actually suffers from it…
She said: “On the top of his mental health issues, his nan just passed away.
“On this particular day he had 12 to 14 beers because he was struggling to cope.”
No, he had 12 to 14 beers because he’s a recidivist alcoholic waste of oxygen.
He’d have had 12 to 14 beers if his gran had been skipping up the Champs Elysee with a 24 year old toyboy.
Dannaher was fined £215 for the two offences, which will be deducted from his benefits.
So we – the long suffering taxpayer – are actually being fined.
Magistrates said although they were “horrified” about Dannaher’s outstanding court fines, it “wasn’t in his interests for them to be getting higher and higher”.
He had his fines reduced from £19,325 to £6,600.
It really is about time they brought in alternative punishments for these people. Don’t we still have rocks to break, somewhere?
H/T: riobard via Twitter