To the people viewing this site I am not going to tell you of every time I have been stopped over the years, there are too many to list, I have all records, date & times for the chief constable if he wishes to view them.
So here are a few spread over 20 years.
1994, Inspector Rolly Schwartz and another member of The Mob followed me from Conwy to my home in Mona Rd, I was driving a blue Mazda pick-up, as I pulled up outside the house, they were behind me.
“Can I have a word Michael?” asked Rolly Schwartz, shining his torch in my face. “Have you been drinking?”
I said “I had a coffee about an hour ago”
“Alcohol I meant” He said.
I said “No”.
He then said “Michael would you provide a breath specimen”? I refused.
He said “you’ll be arrested for failing to provide a specimen”, so I agreed to give a sample, as usual a negative result.
Rolly, with his torch then went around the vehicle, checking the tyres and lights.
I asked him, “Why have you stopped me?”
He said “Intelligence received”.
Taco-graphs Are Fail Proof
Once again in 1994, I was driving my tipper wagon, where I had been up to Dolgarrog tip, on my way home, just before I got into Dolgarrog at 7:40 in the morning, a traffic vehicle was coming towards me, I had this feeling it was going to turn around and come after me.
My instincts were right, The Mob were behind me and they followed me until I got to the Bedol pub.
Two officers got out and came towards me, they asked me to get out of the wagon, which I did and asked “Do you know why we stopped you?”
I said “No”
They said “You were speeding!”
I said that “I wasn’t, I kept to the speed limit, I could see you in my mirror”, they said they had done a calibrated speed over a certain distance.
I said “I was not speeding”, they then went on to ask me to provide a breath specimen, which I gave and once again that result was negative.
They then went around the wagon with a fine tooth comb, looking at the tyres, testing the air brakes etc, they also asked did I have an operator’s licence, before I left they said I would be reported for speeding, I went on my way, as they did.
The Mob made one mistake…they never checked my taco-graph!!!
I received a summons to appear at Llandudno Magistrates court, my solicitor Don Roberts and I attended the court.
Something to think about readers who follow this site, you’re going to court to defend a case against 2 police officers, I’m sure you can imagine how difficult it would be in the court against The Mob, who would the magistrates believe, Michael the builder or the 2 police officers?
I think we all know who they would believe, The Mob.
Anyway, much to the prosecutions surprise, my solicitor produced the taco-graph in court.
After careful consideration and viewing the taco-graph by the prosecution, the prosecution dismissed the case and I thought that was the end of the matter until The Mob arrested me for perverting the course of justice, they had sent the taco-graph off to Chorley for their forensics to check it out.
I was interviewed in Conwy police station and bailed to appear back at Llandudno Magistrates, the case eventually referred to Caernarfon Crown Court.
In a nutshell what the police and the prosecution were saying, was that the taco-graph showed that I was not speeding when stopped by the police. I was not speeding on that day, they said I must have done the same run from Dolgarrog tip at the same time that I was stopped but on a different day because you fill the dates in yourself on a taco-graph, which was a ridiculous scenario to come up with by the prosecution.
We were ready to go to trial for the alleged offence of perverting the course of justice and on deaths door the prosecution threw this one out as-well.
My solicitor put a claim in for all the court appearances that I attended as I had to take time off work plus solicitors costs, I eventually received over £1100.
Invoices can be shown.
If any of the readers of the blog or anybody else would like any confirmation about this case I’m sure Karen Dixon, senior lawyer from the CPS in Colwyn Bay would confirm.
Again a waste of the public’s money and also the amount of time I spent on bail.
In the summer of 2010, I was having a drink at the Liverpool Arms, it was a nice evening and I was standing outside, when out of nowhere one officer of The Mob came over to me and said “Can you provide me with a breath specimen?”
I said “You what? All the people down here and you want a breath specimen off me”
He said “You’re in charge of that vehicle over there” and pointed to my van, I replied “That’s my van but I’m not in charge of it” he said again “Are you going to give me a breath specimen?” I said “No I’m not”.
He then went on to say “Have you got the keys with you?” I replied “No I haven’t but, see that woman over there (pointing to my wife) she’s got them, she’s in charge of the vehicle”
So he went and asked Anita, did she have the keys? she said yes, Anita doesn’t drink at all, then the officer just walked away and left.
How strange was that?!
After making my own enquiries, we found out that Peter Nolan from the chippy in Conwy, reported me for drink driving, Peter didn’t think I’d find that out!! Well I wasn’t drink driving.
I Can Smell Alcohol
In 2013, Anita and I were travelling through Mochdre around about midnight, when an unmarked Police vehicle came up behind me, followed me for a distance and then put his blue lights on, indicating for me to pull over, which I did.
1627 Chris Jones came over to the vehicle and asked me to wind the window down. I shouted through the window “I am not winding it down, what do you want?” he then asked me “Where have you been?”
I replied back “It’s none of your business where I have been” then he said again “Open the window Michael”, I replied “No!”
My wife was in the passenger seat and there was a female officer standing over the passenger door, because I wouldn’t open the window, 1627 Chris Jones then decided to use his bully-boy tactics, drawing his baton, saying if I didn’t open the window he was going to smash it and that he could smell alcohol. How he could smell alcohol through a window is beyond me.
I agreed to open the window halfway down so he could put his hand in with the machine to breathalise me, I again told him, it’s an offence to drink drive so why would I do it.
We waited for the reading. It was Zero, negative again.
I said to Chris, “I thought you could smell alcohol?” His pathetic answer was “Anita must have been drinking”, people who know Anita, know that she doesn’t drink at all.
On September 24th 2014, I contacted the Chief Constable’s office and asked to speak to him, his secretary asked why and I explained it’s personal and I need to see him urgently. After the secretary made some enquiries, she got back to me asked what’s it regarding, I again explained that it’s personal.
He refused to see me.
We need answers now and we need the government to help us get them, because this level of harassment needs investigating.
JFT96 – YNWA