Ultimately, the state claims ownership of everything-
A DAD’S new car has been confiscated by the Crown after his son crashed while drunk at the wheel. Kevin Stirrat was driving the £12,000 Kia Cee’d when he crashed it into a road sign and a hedge.
Sheriff Robert McCreadie granted a Crown motion to confiscate the car, even though it belonged to Stirrat’s father John. It is one of the first cases of its kind under recently toughened laws to tackle drink-driving.
The state will sell the motor, keeping a parasite busy for a week and will pocket the proceeds of its theft. And that’s what it is, plain theft of a man’s property, but the beast is always hungry.