Chairman Of Pubwatch Remains In Role Despite Drink-Drive Ban

James Francis

The Chairman of the islands Pubwatch group has remained in his position despite being convicted of drink driving.

The licensee group met yesterday for the first time since James Francis was banned. The issue wasn’t discussed.

The meeting at The Mermaid was poorly attended compared to recent meetings and the group failed to elect a vice chairman or secretary.

The Islands’ new police sergeant, Colin Taylor, addressed landlords and managers during the session at the Mermaid. Members narrowly voted to allow back into pubs a local man barred after he admitted buying and supplying what was, at the time, a so-called legal high.

The man lost his job and was banned from licensed premises for two years after obtaining the substance ‘meow meow’. It has since become an illegal class B drug.

He’ll be allowed back on probation.


4 Responses to Chairman Of Pubwatch Remains In Role Despite Drink-Drive Ban

  1. Phil September 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    It’s one thing to be driving in an unfit state, but quite another to come up with the ‘Have you any idea who I am?’ routine. Quite the wrong thing to say under the circumstances.

    He certainly paid dearly.

  2. Simon September 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    almost three times over…..

  3. Phil September 17, 2011 at 11:41 am

    How much over the limit was he?

  4. Touchan September 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    This is an total disgrace and a mockery of the pubwatch scheme, James Francis should not even be allowed in a pub, never mind be allowed to be the pubwatch chair. If the man has any morals he would step down – what kind of message does this give if its accepted as ok?