Drunk driver 'told police his car was stolen'

Daily Echo: Stock image of a Vauxhall Corsa Stock image of a Vauxhall Corsa

A SOUTHAMPTON man went to Bitterne police station to report his Vauxhall Corsa was missing from his home where he had been partying.

In reality, Daniel Furmage had been in a Woolston pub with friends where the police were waiting outside after receiving a tip-off he had been drinking heavily.

Prosecutor Gavin Sumpter told the city crown court Furmage got into the Vauxhall as a passenger and the vehicle was driven dangerously, evading police until they found it crashed and empty. “The defendant reported his car was missing but in truth he very well knew what had happened.”

Furmage, 27, of Deacon Road, Southampton, admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice and received a six-month suspended sentence with an order to pay costs and a victim surcharge totalling £530.

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6:46am Fri 18 Apr 14

mickey01 says...

hope the driver got done too
hope the driver got done too mickey01
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8:43am Fri 18 Apr 14

userds5050 says...

mickey01 wrote:
hope the driver got done too
Sound like he had a bout of amnesia.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: hope the driver got done too[/p][/quote]Sound like he had a bout of amnesia. userds5050
  • Score: 2

9:08am Fri 18 Apr 14

wwozzer says...

He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?
He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline? wwozzer
  • Score: 14

12:52pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Huffter says...

wwozzer wrote:
He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?
That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?[/p][/quote]That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct. Huffter
  • Score: 4

5:08pm Fri 18 Apr 14

wwozzer says...

Huffter wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?
That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.
Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic!

Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence.
[quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?[/p][/quote]That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.[/p][/quote]Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic! Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence. wwozzer
  • Score: -1

7:07pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

wwozzer wrote:
Huffter wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?
That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.
Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic!

Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence.
No but lying to the police is an offence which is what I suspect they did him for.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?[/p][/quote]That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.[/p][/quote]Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic! Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence.[/p][/quote]No but lying to the police is an offence which is what I suspect they did him for. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 1

6:05am Sat 19 Apr 14

BenLovesCassie says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Huffter wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?
That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.
Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic!

Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence.
No but lying to the police is an offence which is what I suspect they did him for.
you don't need to suspect that, it says it in the article.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?[/p][/quote]That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.[/p][/quote]Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic! Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence.[/p][/quote]No but lying to the police is an offence which is what I suspect they did him for.[/p][/quote]you don't need to suspect that, it says it in the article. BenLovesCassie
  • Score: 1

11:07am Sat 19 Apr 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

BenLovesCassie wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Huffter wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?
That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.
Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic!

Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence.
No but lying to the police is an offence which is what I suspect they did him for.
you don't need to suspect that, it says it in the article.
I know but clearly some people like wwozzer, don't know how to read or just don't bother reading.
[quote][p][bold]BenLovesCassie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?[/p][/quote]That;s why the headline reads "drunk driver" and doesn't say he was driving... the DE is quite correct.[/p][/quote]Then everyone with a car and a license to drive it but leaves it at the pub or gets someone else who's sober and insured to drive it for them is a drunk driver? Most of us must be drunk drivers then according to that logic! Driving while drunk is drunk driving. Being a passenger in your own car because you were too drunk to drive is not being a drunk driver, a drunk passenger maybe but certainly not an offence.[/p][/quote]No but lying to the police is an offence which is what I suspect they did him for.[/p][/quote]you don't need to suspect that, it says it in the article.[/p][/quote]I know but clearly some people like wwozzer, don't know how to read or just don't bother reading. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

wwozzer wrote:
He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?
Because the actual driver was drunk.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: He wasn't driving so why the "drunk driver" headline?[/p][/quote]Because the actual driver was drunk. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 1

11:19am Mon 21 Apr 14

CARHAR says...

The headline IS misleading. In reality it should have read 'Drunk Owner' but that headline wouldn't have been so dramatic!
The headline IS misleading. In reality it should have read 'Drunk Owner' but that headline wouldn't have been so dramatic! CARHAR
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