David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Greetings to Bloggers everywhere

May your Christmas be filled with much joy, love and peace. I hope to resume posting in the New Year. I have endured a nasty virus for the past month resulting in a stinking cold and a persistent cough. Fortunately, I am now over the worst of it and am looking forward to Christmas with my family and friends.

Monday, November 03, 2014

How NOT to chastise your naughty child !

This is a humourous take on a "never fail" way to bring your naughty rascal back into line. It was sent to me by a friend with a wicked sense of humour.

Most people nowadays think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have had one of 'those moments.'

Since I'm a pilot, one that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a flight in the plane during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behaviour.

I don't know whether it's the steady vibration from the engine, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, IPod, etc.

Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our flight together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results.

I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique. It also works well in cars.

PS. Stating the obvious but I must stress that this picture has been created by computer graphics. Please don't try this whilst flying your own aircraft or driving your vehicle. It is only a piece of innocent humour. Smile please!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Clop Shop: Horse appears at front 'canter'

Local equine resident who wandered into Cheshire's Police HQ from a nearby field posed 'neigh' risk to security.

Front of house staff are quite used to seeing long faces walk through their doors in the early hours, but not ones that come in on four legs.

Staff at Cheshire Police's HQ had never seen (or herd) anything like the horse approaching the automatic door. Despite their attempts to stop it from entering, the animal galloped into the station, straight through its mane entrance.

The horse had wandered in from a nearby field and was eventually safely hoofed off the premises, in the early hours of October 6.

Superintendent Peter Crowcroft said: “We were some what saddled with our unexpected guest, who in the early hours of the morning quickly became the mane event of the night shift.

"We like to ensure a warm welcome to all our guests at HQ, and at neigh point did the horse pose a risk to security and appeared to be a well cared for animal."

Article courtesy of Scott Docherty - www.policeoracle.com

Monday, October 06, 2014

Concerns police officers are 'too busy to eat'

MP and Federation rep speak out over impact of workload on officers' diet and health.

Police officers are being forced to forgo food all day in some cases because they are too busy to eat, an MP has claimed.

Simon Danczuk, the Labour MP for Rochdale, said he feared for the welfare of officers who had told him excessive demands on their time meant they were effectively having to either fast while on duty or grab junk food and hurriedly consume it "on the run".

Mr Danczuk told PoliceOracle.com: "That is what has been said to us by serving officers. It's a pretty desperate situation."

He added: "It concerns me that if they can't stop and have something to eat they are clearly overworked, and they won't be performing at their best. If they are eating on the run it is also a far from ideal situation. Something has got to change."

Greater Manchester Police Federation Chairman Ian Hanson said officers were often not able to take breaks to eat.

He said: "Police officers realise that this will sometimes happen, but what we are hearing now is that it is becoming, in some cases, accepted that they are not getting any time to have a break.

"Can you give me an example of any other job where people are routinely expected to work for 10 hours and are not having the opportunity to have a break in the middle of that?"

He said officers' health could be put at risk if they had to either keep working on an empty stomach or quickly eat convenience food.

Greater Manchester's Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has acknowledged that budget cuts have impacted on police resources in the city.

'Macho culture'

Not eating for a single day can cause low blood sugar levels that can lead to anxiety, sweating, headaches and even blurred vision.

Food expert Gillian Riley said a "macho culture" could be partly to blame if officers were not eating properly.

Ms Riley, a food writer and the author of several books including The Oxford Companion to Italian Food, said: "The scary thing is that if they are undernourished they will not be able to do the job adequately.

"There is this whole macho thing of 'oh, I'm too busy to eat', and the ubiquity of junk food, which is another factor.

"They might go off on a job because they are 'too busy to eat', or just eat some junk food at their desk, when the common sense thing is to go off on their own for a short while and get a salad or something."

She added that a poor diet could lead to a lack of physical fitness among police officers - and said being able to take breaks to eat properly was also important from a psychological perspective.

Article courtesy of Josh Loeb of: www.policeoracle.com

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ukraine Air Disaster

Like millions of others worldwide, I have been deeply shocked by the pictures on television of the catastrophic air disaster over eastern Ukraine last Thursday 17th July, involving the apparent shooting down by one or more surface to air missiles, of the Malaysian Airways Boeing 777 passenger aircraft flight number MH17 with the total loss of all 298 innocent passengers and crew including 80 children.

I would like to add my personal condolences to all the many tributes posted on the Internet to the families and friends of those, of whatever nationality, who perished in such unimaginable circumstances.

Such an evil act must not go unpunished by whomsoever was responsible for this appalling act of treachery. The vast family of law abiding and free nations must pull together to establish the full truth of what happened and to hold the guilty to account.

To the deceased, may their souls rest in peace, and to their families and friends, may you find some strength from the knowledge that millions of people worldwide share your grief and sorrow.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shift patterns 'force police to sleep on the streets'

Claims officers are bedding down on benches, under bridges and in train stations due to lack of facilities.

Changes to working patterns mean some officers are resorting to sleeping on the streets because they have no means of getting home to bed after finishing late shifts, a Police Federation official has warned.

Deputy General Secretary of the Metropolitan Police Federation Dennis Weeks said officers were bedding down on benches, under bridges and in train stations after finishing shifts in the early hours of the morning after trains had stopped running.

“Officers are not allowed to sleep in police stations, so they are going to train stations and sleeping there or on benches near the station so that as soon as the first train leaves they can go home,” he said. “It makes them vulnerable to being criminally assaulted, the impact on their health is extremely bad and bad weather can make it difficult.

“An officer might end up finishing at 1am and missing the late train, meaning they cannot get home because night buses only go within London. There used to be police section houses with accommodation for officers all over London, but now there is just one.”

No accommodation

The peak time when officers are needed in London boroughs is between around 7pm and 1am, but after this time crime tails off, meaning keeping officers on overnight would be inefficient.

Met officers who live outside of London often commute dozens of miles to work by train even if they are motorists because of a scarcity of spaces caused by sell offs of police car parks and strict restrictions on parking in some areas.

Westminster, Camden and Kensington and Chelsea are among the boroughs where the problem is most acute, Mr Weeks said – but he stressed officers who were sleeping on the streets did so on a “sporadic” basis and not for long periods of time.

He added: “During the Olympics we had officers sleeping under bridges. The organisational ability to house people in emergency situations has been depleted.”

Asked whether any off duty officers found sleeping rough had been moved on by their on duty colleagues, Mr Weeks said: “Our people can be moved on from places the same as anyone else.”

He also highlighted “anti-homeless” metal spokes which prevented people – potentially including sleeping policemen - from catching forty winks.

‘Heard stories’

At a London Assembly Police and Crime Panel meeting this week, panel member Len Duvall told Met Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey he had heard about police sleeping on the streets of London.

“I have heard those stories as well,” the Deputy Commissioner replied, “but certainly (I have heard about) sleeping in police stations and all those things that we do not want.”

DC Mackey said the Met faced a tension because “work demand” meant officers “finishing at 2am or 3am” and the fact that in some London boroughs “for anyone who does not live in that borough finishing at 3am (poses) real practical things like they cannot get home if they have not got their own transport.”

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe added: “A lot of our people live outside of London and have to travel a distance. If the transport stops and they cannot bring a car in, it causes a tension. We realise that and are doing our best to resolve it, but it is not straightforward.”

Article courtesy of Josh Loeb of www.policeoracle.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Labour government 'would reduce number of police forces'

Labour will seek to cut the number of police forces in England and Wales if it wins the next general election to free up cash to bolster neighbourhood policing.

Addressing the ACPO conference in Harrogate, Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey told delegates that there would be less than 43 forces by the end of the party’s five-year term.

He also hinted Labour could abolish police and crime commissioners and introduce a new form of governance – although he stopped short of committing to the proposal.

Mr Dromey said: “It is a nonsense to continue with 43 separate forces in England and Wales – it has been said to me time and time again that it is the enemy of operational effectiveness. It is certainly the enemy of efficiency.

“At the end of the first term of a Labour government there would not be 43 forces.”

Mr Dromey said that Labour’s plans to raise funds to bolster neighbourhood policing are currently being put together.

He added that the neighbourhood policing policy – introduced by a previous Labour administration – had been successful but had been placed under threat by the cuts of the Coalition Government.

During his speech to the conference, Mr Dromey said there were a number of convincing proposals put forward in the Lord Stevens independent commission into the future of policing.

The party commissioned the former Met commissioner to carry out a comprehensive investigation in 2012, which had involved the consultation of several international law enforcement professionals.

In outlining the party's policy ahead of the general election in 2015, he said there were compelling arguments in Lord Stevens' recommendations to reduce the numbers of forces as well as abolishing the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and creating a new body.

He suggested that the IPCC did not have the confidence of either the police or the public – adding that the government was wrong to enhance funding of the body.

Mr Dromey believed that more could be achieved by bringing together the IPCC and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary – as suggested by Lord Stevens.

During his speech he emphasised that Police Service leaders would not always like what any future Labour government would have to say. But he stressed that the party would “stand up for the best of British policing”.

The senior MP also asserted that there needed to be sound and thorough investigations into past incidences, such as the Hillsborough and the Stephen Lawrence murder probe.

Article courtesy of Cliff Caswell. www.policeoracle.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How far from the truth ?

Barack Obama and David Cameron are shown a time machine which can see 100 years into the future.

They both decide to test it by asking a question each. Barack goes first.

“What will the USA be like in 100 years time?”

The machine whirs and beeps and goes into action and gives him a printout, he reads it out

"The country is in good hands under the new president, Crime is non-existent, There is no conflict, the economy is healthy. There are no worries”

David thinks “It's not bad this time machine, I'll have a bit of that” so he asks:

“What will England be like in 100 years time?”

The machine whirs and beeps and goes into action, and he gets a printout. But he just stares at it.

“Come on David” says Barack, “What does it say”

David replies,

“Buggered if I know! It's not in English!”

Friday, May 30, 2014

World Cup policing operation gathers pace

Six police officers from across the UK will head to Brazil during the World Cup to ensure a safe and trouble-free tournament.

The UK plans to send six police officers to Brazil during the 2014 World Cup to offer support and advice to Brazilian police and local authorities.

The team in the South American country will be led by Chief Superintendent Rachel Barber of South Yorkshire Police, supported by the national police lead on football, Deputy Chief Constable Andy Holt who will act as Gold commander based in the UK.

Ch Supt Barber will be joined by deputy director Roger Evans from UK Football Policing Unit, Bedfordshire PC Chris Hawkes, GMP PC Ashley Keyte, West Midlands PC Stewart Bladen, Hampshire PC Paul Foley and Norfolk PC Andy King.

The UK policing delegation will remain in Brazil as long as the England team is in contention.

DCC Holt said: “British police are among the best in the world at policing football matches and it is testament to their work with supporters groups and others involved in the game that serious football violence has declined. At the last World Cup in 2010 there were only seven arrests of England fans, none of them for football-related violence."

As reported on PoliceOracle.com, the policing operation during the last competition in South Africa won significant acclaim. A combination of a strong message to fans and effective enforcement of Football Banning Orders with operations at airports saw an effective clampdown on disorder.

The action included an action at Southampton Airport led by Superintendent Ricky Burrows, an authority on football policing at Hampshire Constabulary.

DCC Holt said his team would again be encouraging fans to look after themselves and there would be a fresh campaign to target those subject to Football Banning Orders, encouraging them to surrender their passports to police stations as required.

He added that there would be "a firm but friends policing operation" during the World Cup in the UK, with a particular focus on preventing alcohol related disorder.

Article courtesy of Alex Iszatt - www.policeoracle.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Serial goat vandals damage car

Police chief hopes that damage done to a car by a known pair of goats will be settled out of court.

Police in Richmond, California were called after a concerned resident was unable to convince a pair of goats 'known to get loose' to climb down from his car.

The nefarious four-legged duo escaped from their enclosure to resume a campaign of vandalism, resulting in bodywork damage to a resident's Ford Focus after they jumped up onto the bonnet.

When the resident noticed the two animals standing on his car, he notified the police. By the time the officer arrived, the goats refused to stand down.

After assessing the damage done to the car, the owner intended to obtain quotes for the repair of the scratches on his bonnet and for the goat's proprietor to take care of. As a consequence, there were no criminal charges.

Attending officer Scott MacMaster of Richmond Police said: "Apparently the goats got loose from the neighbours’ and were climbing all over his car...They have been known to get loose in the past"

Article courtesy of Scott Docherty -www.policeoracle.com

Friday, February 28, 2014

Case for water cannon 'contradictory'

Politicians say Met must make better case for using less lethal weapon.

The Metropolitan Police’s case for using water cannon is flawed because examples given of the type of disorder it could be used “appear contradictory”, the London Assembly has said.

Assembly members said the list of times where cannon could have been deployed – including the Countryside Alliance march in 2004, the Gaza demonstrations outside the Israeli Embassy in 2008/9 and the student protests in Millbank in 2010.

It also said there was confusion over whether water cannon would have been practical during the 2011 riots.

In its report, the assembly’s Police and Crime Committee said: “At a recent public engagement event, the Met said it had identified one or two instances a year when water cannon may have been a suitable tactic, significantly more than the three examples in the Association of Chief Police Officers’ briefing.

“We are concerned that some of the examples that the Met has given conflict with its assurances about how water cannon would be used.

“At the public engagement event, the Met introduced other examples of events when they felt that the scale of disorder was such that water cannon may have been a justified tactic: the carnival against capitalism in 1999; in Tottenham during the disorder of August 2011 and to tackle disorder between fans at a Millwall v Birmingham football match.”

But the committee said evidence from senior officers and Mayor Boris Johnson contradicted this.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told the committee “you would never see (water cannon) at a peaceful protest”, even if some within it were causing disorder.

Mr Johnson also said that water cannon would not have been appropriate during the 2011 disorder.

He told the committee: “Suppose we were to re-run (the disorder). We would not be talking about water cannon.

“We would be talking about more assertive policing. Let us be absolutely clear about that… the answer to that feeling (of helplessness) is not just to equip the police with greater weaponry or greater firepower in the form of water cannon.”

The committee’s report has said there is “no convincing argument” for water cannon.

It concluded: “The Met is pressing ahead for an ‘interim solution’ without clear justification for its urgency. In doing so, it is preventing and avoiding a full and proper national public debate about water cannon.”

The Met declined to comment on the report.

Stephen Greenhalgh, the deputy mayor for policing, has defended the usefulness of water cannon.

Writing in The Guardian on February 26, he said: “The strict criteria for use could not be clearer. The police will only be able to use them in those situations where there is a significant risk of widespread destruction of property or the loss of life.

“A water cannon is neither a toy for the cops to bring out as a show of strength nor a tool to deploy at normal protest or public events.

“The Met polices over 1,500 public order events every year, with the vast majority passing off peacefully. However, if and when legitimate protest is hijacked and turns into violent disorder, the public rightly expect the police to have the necessary tools to restore order and safeguard life.”

Article courtesy of Jack Sommers -www.policeoracle.com

Friday, February 07, 2014

Drunk man mistook officer for a stripper !

Man admitted obstructing a police officer after flicking her in the face with a towel believing she was a stripper.

A man has been arrested after mistaking a female police officer for a stripper, dancing in front of her and whipping a bar towel in her face.

Mirroring a scene out of Only Fools and Horses, Paul Harbord thought it was his lucky day when a female officer walked into the Black Bull pub in Old Shotton, County Durham.

The 27-year-old, who had been enjoying an all-day drinking session with a large group, mistook the officer for a stripper when she came in to investigate ‘rowdy’ behaviour on December 29.

Harbord, who is a rigger, was told by one of his friends to expect ‘entertainment’ that evening, so when she entered the pub he shouted ‘look, here is one of the strippers,’ a court heard.

Chairman of the bench David Carr described it as an ‘unfortunate affair’.

Vicky Wilson, prosecuting at Peterlee magistrates court, said: ‘He was part of a large group dressed up. At 9.30pm a female police officer arrived at the pub, following concerns that the group was rowdy.

‘Harbord shouted “look, here is one of the strippers” as he flicked a bar towel in the officers face.’

Harbord, of Peterlee, Country Durham, admitted to obstructing a police officer and was given a six-month conditional discharge. He was ordered to pay £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.

Article courtesy of www.policeoracle.com

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A phenomenon in your own lifetime !

NB. This is not a photograph of my friend.

This is the only time you will see this phenomenon in your lifetime.

Calendar August 2014

It is a fact that August 2014 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. According to my very clever former school friend, now a retired head teacher, this happens only every 823 years ! Is that really true ?

This is another of her fascinating claims. If true it speaks volumes about our European bureaucrats:

If there was still a shred of doubt the world is totally insane, this should remove it; only Divine intervention can now restore us to sanity !

Pythagoras' Theorem: .............. 24 words

Lord's Prayer: .................. 66 words

Archimedes' Principle: ............ 67 words

Ten Commandments: .............. 179 words

Gettysburg Address: ............... 286 words

US Declaration of Independence : . 1,300 words

US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: 7,818 words

EU Regulations on the Sale of CABBAGES: 26,911 words

Words fail me, someone please reassure me that the last statistic is incorrect !

Friday, January 17, 2014

'Bobby tax' will hit recruitment

Concerns grow that gifted officer candidates will be unable to apply for jobs as a result of £1,000 fee

A document that serves as a crucial prerequisite for prospective officers to join the service has been described as a “bobby tax”.

Siobhain McDonagh, Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden in London, asked colleagues during Prime Minister’s Questions: “Do you want the police to be like us, or only for the rich?” – referring to the new Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. She said she had launched a petition against the move – which will cost officers up to £1,000. Ms McDonagh added: “As if the cost of living wasn’t bad enough already they’re bringing in a new bobby tax. The government is doing something very silly. “From now on, anyone who wants to apply to become an officer can forget it, unless they can cough up a grand to go on a new course they’ve invented called the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. “Without paying the money, you won’t even be allowed to apply for the force, let alone have an interview or get the job.” According to the College, The Certificate in Knowledge of Policing “is a means towards achieving the Diploma in Policing. The Diploma is a requirement for all new police constables, and is the national minimum professional qualification.” It will cost prospective police officers between £750 and £1,000 to attain.

The College adds: “It is for each individual police force to decide whether applicants to become police officers will need to have the Certificate before they apply. The Metropolitan Police is the first force to require this for new candidates who are not special constables – other forces are following suit.” But Ms McDonagh said other sectors had long abandoned this type of practice. She added: “The Army stopped all that back in 1871, when they realised it was better to give the job to people based on merit rather than on how rich or posh they are. “Why should our best, most talented youngsters have to fork out £1,000 for the privilege of joining the police? “It doesn’t make any sense. Most of the young people from Mitcham and Morden won’t be able to afford that – so we’ll end up with officers from wealthy backgrounds, who don’t know the first thing about what it’s like to live in a community like ours. “Everyone agrees we need to have a police force that is more like the community it polices. We need more people from tough backgrounds, more people from ethnic minorities. In short, we need more people from places like Mitcham and Morden. “But that’s not going to happen now. A thousand pounds is too much for people from round here to afford.”

Responding at Prime Minister Questions, PM David Cameron said: “What we are trying to do through the College of Policing is even further professionalise this vital profession – I will make sure the Home Secretary contacts her about this particular issue.”

The College of Policing says the “Certificate gives you an understanding of policing and police law, and to demonstrate some of the critical decision-making skills that are required for the job”. If people cannot afford the £750-£1,000 they are advised to “enquire about any available funding from individual providers”. Helen Schofield, Head of learning strategy at the College, said: "External funding is available for the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing and is open for anyone to apply and can cover the whole cost of a course. "In addition, police forces are allowed to create their own bursary schemes to attract candidates which may be at a disadvantage. "The certificate is one of a number of entry routes into policing and gives candidates an official qualification. It also allows future police officers to take responsibility for their learning."

Article courtesy of Royston Martis - www.policeoracle.com

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Offence for attacking police dogs proposed

A campaigner's fight to create more protection for police dogs from criminal acts and violence could force a debate in Parliament.

Police dogs should be recognised as serving members of the service so criminals face tougher punishments if they decide to attack the canines, a campaigner has said.

Dave Hibbert, who set up the Retired West Midlands Police Dog Benevolent Fund, says offenders facing the minor charge of criminal damage for injuring police dogs is not good enough.

Mr Hibbert, who also walks the force’s puppies, has launched a government petition to afford the dogs greater protection in law – by creating a more serious criminal offence.

He said recognising the dogs as “serving members” of the service - as an extension to their officer handlers – would make criminals think twice about attacking them.

Mr Hibbert said: “Police dogs do a fantastic job protecting our communities and on a daily basis there are examples where dogs have tracked crime suspects, uncovered stolen property or sniffed out vital evidence.

“They are the first to be called in when dangerous situations occur and they often put themselves on the line to protect their fellow officers.

"However, despite the invaluable work police dogs do for their communities, in law they are only considered 'property'.

“At present an attack on a police dog would only be considered criminal damage which I don't think provides enough of a punishment or deterrent."

He continued: "One of my own puppies, Police Dog Usha, was once attacked with a glass bottle and there have been recent examples of other police dogs being assaulted by criminals.

“There seems to be a growing trend of attacks on police dogs (and horses) and I feel now is the time to push for a law change recognising the sterling work police dogs do for their communities.”

Mr Hibbert said 100,000 signatures were needed to bring the matter to parliament for discussion.

He added: "Assistance dogs, such as guide dogs, have been recognised as being an extension of the assisted person and I'm campaigning to see police dogs classed as representing an extension of their police handler.

"I need 100,000 names on the petition to officially get it raised in parliament – but even if I don't reach that target I'm hoping the campaign will generate enough support so that MPs take notice and will take our campaign further."

In September 2012, Gino, a West Midlands Police dog, was attacked, strangled with his own collar and even bitten by a violent car thief who had knocked down two pedestrians in Birmingham city centre.

He refused to be beaten though and dragged the man down as he tried to scale a six-foot fence. The dog also maintained his grip despite being repeatedly punched and kicked. The man was later jailed for aggravated vehicle taking - but there was no additional punishment for the attack on Gino.

Then in November, Fuzz, a Metropolitan Police dog, was struck with a metal bar by a robbery suspect wanted for stealing a moped. He kept hold of the man until he was arrested but was rushed for veterinary treatment to a cut eye and bleeding nose.

The online petition will be open until 28 November this year. Signatures so far total 9339. To sign please visit: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/57585

Article courtesy of Nic Brunetti- www.policeoracle.com

Friday, January 03, 2014

Crash Sleigh Santa faces charges

Drunken festive ride lands Father Christmas in trouble with the police

A drunk Santa and his pie-eyed helper are both in hospital after falling out of their sleigh during a tipsy ride down a busy high street.

The 51-year-old Father Christmas and his 31-year-old female helper had been singing Xmas carols and waving at locals as they trotted down the busy street in Ustrzykach Dolnych, Poland, when a passing car beeped them, scaring the horse which reared up sending them flying into the road.

Passerby Zdzislaw Molodynski who captured the scene on camera said: "It was quite extraordinary. They were supposed to have been an attraction at the local market and lots of people were taking their children there to go and see them. But instead they saw these two, who were clearly under the influence, behaving like they had just come out of a nightclub or something. Then a car started beeping them which threw the horse into a panic. It reared up and sent them smashing into the wall on the corner of the street. It was a mixture of 'Ho, ho, ho' and 'No, no, no'," he said.

Magda Dudzinska who had taken her seven-year-old son to meet the Santa said: "I'm not happy they had a crash or are in hospital, but I'm delighted we didn't get to meet them. Who knows what they would have done in that state. They were clearly in no state to deal with children."

The pair were taken to local hospital suffering from concussion.

Police spokesman Dorota Glazowska said: "Technically, they were drunk while in charge of a vehicle on the road. We are looking at pressing charges."

Article courtesy of www.policeoracle.com