It’s daylight robbery
I READ THAT THE High Court has approved the confiscation of motor vehicles of drunken drivers.
The mind boggles. How anyone in their wildest dreams can be permitted to seize a person’s assets under the organised crime act for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol is beyond comprehension.
The act was passed to deal with assets derived from proven criminal activities, not drunk driving.
We all appreciate that a drunk driver is a menace to society, and particularly to other road users.
Our police and justice systems have abundant scope to deal with the matter.
Ban him from driving for life, jail him, hang him, but respect the ownership of private property. This is theft.
We, the public, had better become careful lest the sloppy work of the authorities turns to stealth and sleight of hand in order to achieve their aims. What a way to inherit a juicy Jeep Cherokee 4x4, with corrupt sheriffs, auctioneers, etc all on the take.
I believe, given the apparent record of the lack of integrity and corruption of some of our law enforcement and justice folk, one can only imagine what a can of worms the asset seizures could open. Then ask yourself where it would stop.
Enough to drive one to drink.