Place Your Bets Please
This is all over the Twitters and the Internets:
The cyclist involved, Toby Hockley, wasn’t seriously hurt… but it was a close thing. He’s lucky to be alive, and it’s only due to the cushioning effects of nettles & restorative nature of post-ride ice cream that he’s alive to tell the tale.
We’re not going to talk about that though. Or the rights & wrongs of Emma’s tweet, which claimed she had right of way to knock someone off their bike because they don’t pay a mythical “road tax”.
No. We’re going to have some fun instead:
“What do you think the eventual outcome of the Norwich Police’s investigation into this incident will be?”
Place your bets now:
- 100:1 - Emma will be charged & successfully prosecuted for dangerous driving & leaving the scene of an accident. She gets a prison sentence, and is banned from driving.
- 66:1 - Convicted of dangerous driving & leaving the scene of an accident. She gets points on her license, and does community service.
- 30:1 - Charged as above, but the court accepts her plea of careless driving or driving without due care & attention. She gets points on her license & does community service.
- 25:1 - Charged & successfully prosecuted for careless driving. She gets points on her license & does community service.
- 10:1 - Charged with any driving offence, and found guilty, but gets a conditional discharge (i.e. no punishment) due to her “previously good character”.
- 8:1 - Charged with a driving offence, but the CPS deem there is insufficient evidence to take it to court.
- 8:1 - Found not guilty. She successfully sues Toby Hockley for the damage to her car.
- 5:1 - Interviewed by the police, who decide that a caution is the best way to deal with the situation.
- 5:1 - Interviewed by the police, who decide that their hands are tied. The best they can do is advise Toby to seek a “local resolution“. As part of this, EmmaWay20 reinstates her Twitter account, and tweets, “Sooooo sorry that I knocked you off your bike Toby. xxxxx I’m still ROFL”
- 1:1 (even money) - Her employers, Larking Gowan conduct a disciplinary investigation and find that she’s committed gross misconduct in bringing them into disrepute. They dismiss her without notice.