Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pete Doherty: All he needs is a good example

So, now that the drugs-and-driving offences are cleared up, it's time for Pete Doherty to get his life back together again.

All he needs is a good example, to teach him to respect the laws of the land, to drive with more care, and - when things do go wrong - to remind him the right thing to do is 'fess up, and take the consequences.

Perhaps his manager could fulfill this role?

The manager of musician Pete Doherty has admitted dangerous driving after a crash in Suffolk critically injured a pedestrian.
At Ipswich Crown Court, Andrew Boyd, 42, of north west London, also admitted failing to stop at an accident scene.

Boyd was released on bail and is due to be sentenced at a later date.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, driving without reasonable consideration, driving not in accordance with a licence and without insurance.

Alright, then, maybe not.

Still, Boyd had a defence of mitigating circumstances:
His barrister Chris Henley told the court that the accident happened when Mr Boyd tried to comfort a four-year-old child who was sitting in the back seat of the Daimler car.

Ah yes. Which of us can truly say we haven't been so distracted by trying to comfort a child in the back of our car we have, erm, somehow accidentally traveled back in time and cancelled our insurance? And then been so engrossed we failed to report an accident?

Boyd has been warned he could receive a custodial sentence.

[Thanks to Olive, who flagged this story in the comments]