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Splish Splash…You’re going to jail

douchey splash

A motorist filmed deliberately driving through a puddle and splashing children at a bus stop in Devon faces prosecution for inconsiderate driving.

Police received complaints after the 30-second clip, which includes an excited commentary from the passenger, was posted on YouTube.

The clip was shot inside a car being driven down Weston Mill Hill, Plymouth. It has since been removed from YouTube.

Police said the driver had voluntarily contacted them and may be prosecuted.

The Road Traffic Act contains an offence of “careless, and inconsiderate, driving” and, according to Crown Prosecution Service policy, that could include driving through a puddle to splash bystanders. { SOURCE }

Thats pretty fucked up and my first thought (about the driver) when I read this was…..

douchebag

But this is how METRO UK reported it….

A wet, wet, wet summer has spawned a new craze – urban wave dodging.

Forming a huddle round a puddle and enticing drivers to spray them by driving through at speed, youngsters have brought the theme park log flume to their local street.

The water sport is at least taking some of the pain from all this rain for the bored youngsters. And the drivers seem to get some enjoyment out of it too.

One motorist in our pictures can clearly be seen laughing as the water drenches four boys on the A68 in Darlington.

Clearly there are 2 sides to this story and depending on how far the stick is up your ass will determine which of these views you support. Don’t get me wrong I completely overstand the dangers of kids standing on the curb waiting for cars to speed by a puddle. However for those of us who have lived in the inner city…with very little to do,you tend to find things to make the day go by. Considering what kids could be doing,waiting to be splashed by a puddle is pretty much ….tame. Hell..when me and my bredren were younger…we used to put whole raw eggs in our snowballs,and wait at the bus stop and unload on the driver when that poor unsuspecting sonuvabitch opened the door. Illegal?..most likely, Fun?ABSO-fuckin-LUTELY! I mean..we’ve all done some shit when we were younger that wasn’t exactly “safe” and sometimes “responsible” adults took part in our fuckery if for no other reason then to give some adult supervision to our SHITnanigans.(which is probably why I lived to tell about it later) But no grown-ups EVER got arrested.