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Posted: 8/22/2011 5:44:11 AM EST

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1416262/Court-refuses-trial-by-combat.html

A court has rejected a 60-year-old man's attempt to invoke the ancient right to trial by combat, rather than pay a £25 fine for a minor motoring offence.

Leon Humphreys remained adamant yesterday that his right to fight a champion nominated by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) was still valid under European human rights legislation. He said it would have been a "reasonable" way to settle the matter.

Magistrates sitting at Bury St Edmunds on Friday had disagreed and instead of accepting his offer to take on a clerk from Swansea with "samurai swords, Ghurka knives or heavy hammers", fined him £200 with £100 costs.

Humphreys, an unemployed mechanic, was taken to court after refusing to pay the original £25 fixed penalty for failing to notify the DVLA that his Suzuki motorcycle was off the road.

After entering a not guilty plea, he threw down his unconventional challenge. Humphreys, from Bury St Edmunds, said: "I was willing to fight a champion put up by the DVLA, but it would have been a fight to the death."



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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:45:36 AM EST
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:47:38 AM EST
Why yes sir. The champion representing the DVLA will be Anderson Silva.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:48:04 AM EST
That is fucking awesome.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:48:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By ChrisSA:
That is fucking awesome.


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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:48:52 AM EST
awesome
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:51:47 AM EST
Worked for a city once. There was quite a bit of diverse activities in employees spare time.

What if someone said "hey doesn't Jenkins in payroll belong to some heavy hammer club? He just got back from Kurdsk for some international competition."


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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:52:46 AM EST
Fined for not using the bike, hmmmmmmmm.
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:57:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2011 5:57:53 AM EST by Sharpshooter]

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:59:18 AM EST
We need that shit here... and bring back duelling too.
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 5:59:21 AM EST
That is awesome…

Salty old bastard was ready to take it to Thunder Dome!



Reminds me of a quote:



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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:01:51 AM EST
I like the way he thinks....
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:03:06 AM EST
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I like his moxie! Judge is an anal orifice for fining him so heavily.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:04:50 AM EST
Wasn't this posted a few months back....

If trial by combat is still on the books then the govenrment cannot refuse his request....IMHO.
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:06:20 AM EST
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Wasn't this posted a few months back....

If trial by combat is still on the books then the government cannot refuse his request....IMHO.


Yes it was, still awesome though. Good for the crazy old battle hungry man.
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:08:50 AM EST
Sadly, in West Virginia, dueling is a no go, so much so that it is in the state constitution, at least if I want to hold office that is.

Article 4 Section 10
Fighting of duels prohibited.
Any citizen of this state, who shall, after the adoption of this constitution, either in or out of the state, fight a duel with deadly weapons, or send or accept a challenge so to do, or who shall act as a second or knowingly aid or assist in such duel, shall, ever thereafter, be incapable of holding any office of honor, trust or profit in this state.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:09:10 AM EST
" £25 fixed penalty for failing to notify the DVLA that his Suzuki motorcycle was off the road" Talk about a nanny state. Hope he gets his wish but don't see it happenin

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not a joke, actual pic of man in the article.

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Originally Posted By david_g17:
http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/law/images/Leon%20Humphreys.jpg

not a joke, actual pic of man in the article.


He looks like he may have whooped an ass or two in his time. Good on him.

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Originally Posted By david_g17:
http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/law/images/Leon%20Humphreys.jpg

not a joke, actual pic of man in the article.


AT 60 YEARS OLD, THIS DUDE LOOKS LIKE HE COULD FUCKING WIN!

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:17:36 AM EST
His original fine was for taking his bike offroad?

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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:
His original fine was for taking his bike offroad?

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If I understand correctly, you have to pay a road tax for vehicles driven on the roads. If you have vehicles you don't drive on the roads, you have to pay a lesser fee. He didn't pay the fee for a non-road vehicle or something.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:31:17 AM EST
He should come over here. Hollywood probably has a career for him. If not the UFC might. Is that you John Wayne?
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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:33:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By david_g17:
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:
His original fine was for taking his bike offroad?

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If I understand correctly, you have to pay a road tax for vehicles driven on the roads. If you have vehicles you don't drive on the roads, you have to pay a lesser fee. He didn't pay the fee for a non-road vehicle or something.
If you don't drive them on the roads you don't have to tax them at all. However, if it has previously been driven on the roads and you take it off (for an extended period or permanently usually), you must notify the DVLA. If you don't notify, there's a fine, which is what this was originally. If he'd notified in the first place, it would have cost him nothing.................

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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:45:41 AM EST
The guy is an attention whore. Trial by combat for a $42 infraction. I could see if it was a $2,500 fine.


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Link Posted: 8/22/2011 6:48:18 AM EST
The pussification of England continues!!!

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