MP will not face action on crash

Banbury Cake: MP Sir Tony Baldry MP Sir Tony Baldry

Police have confirmed MP Sir Tony Baldry , left, will not face any further action after he lost control of his car and crashed into a shop, three other cars, and a portable toilet.

The incident happened earlier this month in Banbury, when the MP’s automatic Mercedes shot off when he bent down to pick up a dropped ticket. Despite Sir Tony trying to regain control, the car veered through the car park, took out a portable toilet, went over a small drop into a neighbouring road and then hit the wall of a Poundland store.

It then hit a parked van and three stationary cars before coming to a rest against a concrete pillar, a witness said.

No one was injured and Sir Tony is understood to have given a negative breath test to police. Breath tests are standard procedure in crashes.

A police spokesman said: “No further police action is going to be taken.”

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4:33pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Gunslinger says...

Why not?
Anybody else would be prosecuted.
He was obviously not in full control of his vehicle, and has broken the law.
Somebody could have been killed.
Why not? Anybody else would be prosecuted. He was obviously not in full control of his vehicle, and has broken the law. Somebody could have been killed. Gunslinger
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4:55pm Sat 29 Sep 12

JanetJ says...

Gunslinger wrote:
Why not?
Anybody else would be prosecuted.
He was obviously not in full control of his vehicle, and has broken the law.
Somebody could have been killed.
Which law exactly would you be referring to?
[quote][p][bold]Gunslinger[/bold] wrote: Why not? Anybody else would be prosecuted. He was obviously not in full control of his vehicle, and has broken the law. Somebody could have been killed.[/p][/quote]Which law exactly would you be referring to? JanetJ
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6:42pm Sat 29 Sep 12

J B Blackett says...

"Police have confirmed MP Sir Tony Baldry" ??? What !
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Since when have our far too busy police forces been obliged to take up duties that involve archaic esoteric repetitive religious rituals ? It will be marriages and funerals next.
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And confirmation of such a person (a politician and a 'Sir') - so advanced in years too NB that politicians are professional liars , you know - well a lot of them are allegedly .

The Confirmation Process could cause some gullible people to acquire a guilt ridden conscience and all that follows from that.
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I mean - Look what happen to Tony Blair. There's a lesson there for all of us , I reckon. And HE lives locally too. Coincidence or what ?
"Police have confirmed MP Sir Tony Baldry" ??? What ! . Since when have our far too busy police forces been obliged to take up duties that involve archaic esoteric repetitive religious rituals ? It will be marriages and funerals next. . And confirmation of such a person (a politician and a 'Sir') - so advanced in years too NB that politicians are professional liars , you know - well a lot of them are allegedly . The Confirmation Process could cause some gullible people to acquire a guilt ridden conscience and all that follows from that. . I mean - Look what happen to Tony Blair. There's a lesson there for all of us , I reckon. And HE lives locally too. Coincidence or what ? J B Blackett
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10:20am Sun 30 Sep 12

cpoera says...

As quoted "after he lost control of his car" - Why did he lose control? For an automatic car to move it has to be in the drive mode and the accelerator has to be pressed.So who put the car into gear and who had his foot on the accelerator?
Any way once the car started to move surely he should have taken his foot off the accelerator taken it out of drive mode and applied either the foot brake or the hand brake. So how can he be blameless???
As quoted "after he lost control of his car" - Why did he lose control? For an automatic car to move it has to be in the drive mode and the accelerator has to be pressed.So who put the car into gear and who had his foot on the accelerator? Any way once the car started to move surely he should have taken his foot off the accelerator taken it out of drive mode and applied either the foot brake or the hand brake. So how can he be blameless??? cpoera
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2:07pm Sun 30 Sep 12

J B Blackett says...

He's as blameless as Tony Blair.
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You do believe what politicians say , don't you ?
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They are sworn (on a holy book) not to tell lies , are they not ?
He's as blameless as Tony Blair. . You do believe what politicians say , don't you ? . They are sworn (on a holy book) not to tell lies , are they not ? J B Blackett
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4:54pm Mon 1 Oct 12

paul from Kennington says...

cpoera wrote:
As quoted "after he lost control of his car" - Why did he lose control? For an automatic car to move it has to be in the drive mode and the accelerator has to be pressed.So who put the car into gear and who had his foot on the accelerator?
Any way once the car started to move surely he should have taken his foot off the accelerator taken it out of drive mode and applied either the foot brake or the hand brake. So how can he be blameless???
I think in his statement he said that he bent down to retrieve something and lost control, so driving without due care and attention would be the minimum charge.
[quote][p][bold]cpoera[/bold] wrote: As quoted "after he lost control of his car" - Why did he lose control? For an automatic car to move it has to be in the drive mode and the accelerator has to be pressed.So who put the car into gear and who had his foot on the accelerator? Any way once the car started to move surely he should have taken his foot off the accelerator taken it out of drive mode and applied either the foot brake or the hand brake. So how can he be blameless???[/p][/quote]I think in his statement he said that he bent down to retrieve something and lost control, so driving without due care and attention would be the minimum charge. paul from Kennington
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