More drunk Germans!!

I do love the way no one admits anything now as long as they can find a technicality to feign innocence even when found guilty on all charges. Even MI5 is at it now.

This one below, from nufc.com is worth reading until the end.

Former Liverpool footballer Dietmar Hamann was so drunk behind the wheel of his car that he could not control the vehicle, a court heard today.

Hamann, 36, was stopped by police at junction six of the M56 near his home in Styal, Cheshire, at 12.15am on July 12 last year.

The ex-Germany midfielder, represented by celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman’s law firm, was charged with drink driving after positive breath and urine samples.

He braked so sharply at a red light that his Range Rover ‘lunged forward’, Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard. He appeared to be driving at excess speed and clipped the kerb three times, PC Michael Connolly told the court.

He said: ‘The defendant was weaving within the lane. When I stopped him I could smell alcohol on his breath. His eyes were glazed and he was unsteady on his feet. He was obstructive and quite abusive.’

When PC Connolly asked Hamann whether he was carrying any sharp instruments, the star joked that he had a knife, the court heard. ‘Yes, a knife, which is now in my car,’ said the footballer, who was released by Manchester City at the end of last season.

The breathalyser reading was 62mg per 100ml of breath, while the legal limit is 35mg, so he was arrested and taken to Altrincham police station.

When he arrived he was slurring his speech, PC David Trigg told the court. He said he was desperate to go to the toilet but PC Trigg told him not to as he might not have enough urine left to provide a sample.

The officer discarded the first sample while the second was sent for analysis, as according to the rules, the court heard. But Hamann was not allowed to empty his bladder in between the samples, his lawyer Jon Oultram told the court.

This meant the two samples were effectively the same, which is against the rules, said Mr Oultram, from Freeman and Co, the law firm famous for finding unusual technical defences.

The urine sample came back positive, with a reading of 187mg per 100ml of urine, while the legal limit is 107mg. But Hamann had not been to the toilet for more than five hours so it was effectively ‘old urine’, Mr Oultram said.

Hamann, wearing a navy suit and brown leather shoes, told the court that he had drunk half a bottle of wine several hours before driving.

He said: ‘I do not think it is possible to hit big kerbs without causing damage to my car. My car is a big car and there is not too much space in those lanes to weave about. ‘I just drove as I normally do. I did not slur and I was not unsteady on my feet.’

The footballer said he found it difficult to hold his bladder at the police station. ‘Everyone knows how hard it is to stop when you need a wee,’ he said.

PS: Hamann was found guilty and banned from driving for 16 months – his second driving conviction, having got a six month ban in 2007 after parking his Porsche. In a fence.

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Bellamy may be a prize cock but this is perfect. And the look on his face as he shook hands with Terry was classic. A typical scally footballer.

Asked whether the John Terry saga had given the Welshman and his team-mates extra incentive to beat Chelsea, Bellamy told Sky Sports: “I know what JT is like, so nothing surprises me about him – I know I won’t count on that guy, and I think everyone in football knows what the guy’s like.

“That’s off the field, but on it he’s an outstanding player. A great captain for Chelsea, it’s always difficult against him and his team – today is a big, big result for us.”

>Raise One to the Big Man Here

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The head of Germany’s Protestant church has admitted drink-driving, after she was charged with passing a red light while three times over the legal limit.

Bishop Margot Kaessmann, appointed the church’s first female leader last year, was arrested in Hanover at the weekend.

She told Germany’s Bild newspaper: “I am shocked at myself that I could have made such a grave error.”

I’m sorry….but who died here?

So Tiger Woods apologises for having sex with numerous women, letting people down especially his wife and kids and generally giving into temptation and having a good time. He lost numerous sponsors including Tag Heuer whose customers, almost exclusively men, seriously don’t approve of being ability to having sex with numerous women while earning millions of dollars and being married to a model. It’s nothing they would ever do. 🙂

The golf world, full of travelling sportsmen like salesmen has loved the exposure.  You have to question Tiger’s mental balance. I was more shocked at how average the women were. I mean he is Tiger Woods. Granted he isn’t George Clooney (who is just dreamy!) but I mean, surely his cash or cache should go further. Hopefully the therapy will help.

While I may sound snide, more of my concern is why Tiger needs to apology to the world in a public admission of his life ‘failings’. I found it laughable. Hand on heart. Looking direct at the camera. Scripted like a school play. He confessed like an eleven year old being humiliated in front of the class. And he admitted nothing we didn’t know already. ‘I convinced myself that normal rules didn’t apply.’ They don’t Tiger.

It’s moralism gone mad. He needs some better advisors. Maybe they were worried about his corporate standing. Well he has enough cash and prestige anyway. He is a golfer, not a guru. He should have taken the Ronaldo or Hugh Grant route and just admitted it, apologised and taken it on the chin rather than bending over the glasshouse media. As someone posted on the BBC, the only thing missing what Don King standing behind Tiger and shouting “Only in America!”