There’s no valid excuse to drink and drive – (not even for Councillor Pam Wolf)

By  | December 30, 2016 | 10 Comments | Filed under: TIME FOR A NEW MAYOR AND 90% of COUNCIL IN 2018

“Cambridge Coun. Pam Wolf says she’s “disappointed” to have been found guilty of having care and control of a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.”

(CTV Kitchener, Published Thursday, October 17, 2013)

“Under the guidelines of the Municipal Act, it’s up to each municipality to create a code of conduct for councillors, but Cambridge does not have one in writing.” (CTVNEWS – 2013)

Is it now part of the new Code of Conduct for Cambridge Council??? If it is, they need to enforce. If not, they need to add.

Pam Wolf should be banned from running in the 2018 election as Council was remiss with creating a proper code of conduct prior to the 2014 election. She can call it a mistake, but drinking and driving has been negatively publicized and against the law for a very long time…excuses don’t suffice...
Dec 28, 2016

There’s no valid excuse to drink and drive

Cambridge Times

Don’t start 2017 off with a criminal charge or, worse yet, blood on your hands. There’s never a good excuse for drinking and driving on New Year’s … or any other day for that matter.

According to MADD Canada, collisions involving alcohol and/or drugs are the leading criminal cause of death in the country. Its website reports there were 2,546 crash deaths so far during 2016. Of those, 1,497 involved drivers who had some alcohol or drug presence in their system. That works out to almost 60 per cent of the time someone knowingly turned the key in the ignition after consuming alcohol or drugs and someone’s life ended prematurely.

In Waterloo Region, the quantity of impaired driving charges hasn’t substantially decreased since 2006. As of early this month, there had been 483 impaired driving charges laid in the region during 2016.

The human cost is staggering; innocent people’s lives changed in an instant, without their consent. The financial cost to all parties involved can be catastrophic; draining their savings and in some cases, losing their homes because of court costs or stacking medical bills.

Arrange for a sober driver, take a cab or Uber, stay the night – there’s plenty of reasonable options and driving impaired isn’t one of them. Drivers have a responsibility to us all, whether or not we’re in the car with them.

http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/7039724-there-s-no-valid-excuse-to-drink-and-drive/

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10 Responses to There’s no valid excuse to drink and drive – (not even for Councillor Pam Wolf)

  1. Debbie Duff Vitez December 30, 2016 at 9:49 am

    “Cambridge Coun. Pam Wolf says she’s “disappointed” to have been found guilty of having care and control of a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.”

    (CTV Kitchener, Published Thursday, October 17, 2013)

    **
    Poor Pammy is Disappointed.. No Guilt, FOR DRIVING DRUNK..
    ( the Crown estimated from her blood alcohol level, that she had consumed the equivalent of 2 bottles of wine, which we taxpayers probably paid for).

    Pam admitted in court, that the only person she called right after the accident wasn’t her husband.. she called Frank Monterio ( ex cop) and his first question to Pam was
    ” Who is the officer on scene”

    Pam was then advised to remain in her car..( which enabled her to beat the drunk driving charge.)

    Shame we all don’t have ex cops in our back pockets..

    She never once approached the person she hit with her car.. That person had to come to Pam and ask if she was okay.

    ( and this is the person who is suppose to care about the public (?)!!

    The only person Pam Wolf was caring about was.. PAM WOLF !!

    Also duly noted.. no where is there a record of Pam Wolf driving while impaired.. Talk about justice..

    The old saying… It’s not what you know, but who you know, could not be more true then this incident..

    and she had the balls to run for office again and win??? again…

    She is a member of MADD.. She is nothing more than a hypocrite..

  2. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie Smith December 30, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Gee just heard Rob Ford’s wife has been charged – maybe Pam could call her & tell her how to get off – what was it – wrong shoes – ??
    Yes but we have a few hypocrites on Council – like they are to work for us Taxpayers but they aren’t. Of course we know who Craig is working for – just read his bragging article in the Times. And note he keeps referring to the COST of the site for the Sports Complex. Well, we know where that is going.
    It just goes on and on. Do we not have any more good down to earth people that like to do the right thing for others – not just for themselves. Every time I see that picture of Craig in the Superman shirt – I cringe – what kind of a professional would do this. He is so into himself it is sickening.
    Happy New Year Cambridge. Beware of City Hall!!

  3. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann December 30, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Oh yeah, I remember this like it was yesterday with agm sitting beside me.
    She told the crown she might have, probably, may have, could have had 2 glasses of wine.

    I happen to know someone that was there.

    The crown said” with your readings, and I’ve been doing this for many years, you had about 8-10 glasses”.

    I don’t have enough space here to say everything.

    Donna Reed was sitting right with her in court.

    Pam was the poster girl for ” don’t drink and drive ads“.

    Hey, I was a fool and did it as well but I wasn’t the chosen one in ads.

    This case stunk when I was in court and when I heard the result.

    I also spoke with the girl that was hit…. NO I’m sorry… Wow!!

    Total denial.

    The best part I heard in all this was when Pam got on the stand and blamed her shoes, her glasses, her husband, her tires, the weather, the time, and God knows what else but not herself.

    Terrible showing from any person. I bet the legal bill was huge.

    I wouldn’t trust this lady with a Hamster.

    If she is an alcoholic, I do hope she gets better. The person has to heal and face the truth before victory can happen.

    I will say a prayer for her because I believe she needs it.

    Tons of stories I have heard about Pam but we all have ’em and I make my call on what I have seen and I hope she retires soon.

    I can’t even blame the Dyke for this. It has been years. I hope for world peace.

    Pleasant new year folks. Ole’

  4. clifford@yahoo.ca'
    Clifford December 30, 2016 at 11:57 am

    So Pam says she made a “mistake” and it is time to move forward…well, I am thinking the only reason she calls it a mistake is that she got caught.

    It is a mistake that lasts a lifetime and she knew better being an advocate for MADD. Just for that alone she should have been hit harder with the fines. Anyone else would have got charged as a felony which would deny them the right to enter the USA…and a lifetime of waivers, if even allowed…so she needs to suffer for it by being removed from Council or at least not being able to run for the 2018 election…especially since Doug Craig is so adamant of appropriate behaviour in Council and by Council and by the public. If he doesn’t follow through with the code of conduct and ban Pam from running, he is going against all that he spews from his twisted mouth of lies.

    She is just lucky that no one died from that accident as then her mistake would have been a life of a person and a lifetime of pain for family and friends…nothing that ever gets forgotten.

    Her excuses were lame and if anyone else and without the help of Monteiro, she would have got fully charged. Just shows how corrupt Wolf, Reid and Monteiro are and the need to NOT have retired police officers as part of Council.

  5. Gloria@yahoo.ca'
    Gloria December 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    For anyone who decides to be stupid like Pam and drink and drive, remember…”Pull a Wolf”…it gets you away with a felony. If it’s acceptable for a Cambridge Councillor, then it is acceptable for all. Or at least, this is the message that is now given from lack of enforcement.

    Like everything else, the police go full throttle at “average Joe” residents while the rich and political get away with all their wrong doings.

  6. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie Smith December 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    And Wolfe is a part time Teacher – great example she is setting. “Do as I say – not as I do” – is this her theme song.
    Too late now – she got away with it and should not have. Shame on the Police, Lawyers and Judge and Pam – shame shame!
    And right – if she has a “problem” – hope she is taking care of it as at Council meetings she always sounds “drunk”. So hard to tell.
    But exactly – she should be removed from Council. And right – if this was one of us it happened to – we’d be charged – fined – etc. Just shows the unjustness.

  7. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Rene December 30, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    l go away for some break and I miss a DUI charge on Wolfe. A apology was needed to the girl for what happened. This is bad for justice system.

  8. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Sarah A. December 31, 2016 at 9:15 am

    As our councillor, I certainly expected a public apology for driving drunk. How many other times did she do this, in our ward? No longer do we support her nor will we ever vote for her. To come out and say she was disappointed with the verdict was a final and lasting insult to everyone. This shows me a nasty character flaw.

  9. enuf@yahoo.ca'
    Enuf December 31, 2016 at 10:46 am

    That is the problem with the Mayor and some on Council. They feel entitled. They do not see or accept their faults. They make mistakes and instead of an apology, they make excuses or transfer blame to others. These are not people who are leaders. They do not have vision or the best interest of the public at heart. Playing the blame game is a form of narcissism and shows arrogance. Blaming others or making excuses was her way at not admitting guilt to herself. With that type of mindset, she will never know right from wrong in her decision making. Her thought process is compromised and the Code of Conduct should prevent her from running in the next election, unless the Mayor has also made another mistake and the fault also lies outside of his guilt.

  10. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie Smith February 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Pam – you are disgusting – just attended to TRIAL Mike – he admitted his wrong – willing to do right – but you – you are DRUNK – driving a car – hit someone – COULD HAVE KILLED THEM – but you know the angles – got out of it – and where is your apology to the public. Do not remember seeing or hearing one and why didn’t they tear you apart
    You with a WEAPON – drink – could have killed
    Mike with a few thoughtless words – and he gets crucified – just disgusting – why did you not support Mike after having such a BIG BIG MISTAKE – YOU ARE DISGUSTING AND YOU ARE TEACHING — I would pull my kids out for sure……

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