September 6th, 2012

Courtney Meppen-Walter: Driving School Success Story?

Image: Rochdale Driving School. H/T Popbitch.

On Rochdale Driving School’s website, a few of its brightest students – along with their achievements – are showcased as a testament to its “great value driving lessons”. If you scroll to the fifth satisfied customer down, you might even recognise Manchester City’s Courtney Meppen-Walter standing in front one of the Vauxhall Corsas the school has in its fleet. He, like others, is commended for passing his driving test on his first try.

Mr Meppen-Walter was arrested by police on Saturday night for suspicion of causing death via dangerous driving.

For the sake of the loved ones who tragically passed, Rochdale may want to reconsider striking Courtney from their “top quality tuition for just £15 per hour” hall of fame. Just a thought.

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  2. Loray says:

    SoRry for you loss Nissan
    I would like to say on this matter that investigations are still underway and there is no proof of it being this guy fault (the press have stated a second male who had also been arrested on the same charge)
    I understand that he is responsible for taking the lives of two innocent people to which my condolences go out to the family involved and i believe he should be punished accordingly
    I also agree that he shouldn’t be punished leniently because of his footballer status just as much as he shouldn’t be victimised by the press and the public because of this.
    Whether he is a footballer,lawyer,doctor he is still a person like us all
    No matter what his punishment may be I’m sure it won’t be enough to clear these deaths from his own conscience or even be considered appropriate for the families of the victims.
    There’s no such evidence as present to say he was racing when the accident happened it is just one of what I imagine many lines on enquiries.
    I hope I don’t offend anyone in this it most certainly is not my intention but I do believe in seeing things from all angles.
    I couldn’t even begin to imagine how it woul feel to lose someone in these circumstances also I couldn’t begin to imagine how I’d feel if it was my own son involved in such an incident so my heart goes out to his mother as well.

  3. tammyv says:

    Such a sad story, RIP and I hope those injured get better soon.

  4. Nissan says:

    When I was 15 my dad was killed in a car accident, similar to the one Meppen-Walter was involved in. Ironically, the person responsible for causing the crash was the same age as him. This is devistating and heart breaking for the family who lost both their loved ones. If Meppen-Walter was indeed racing as a possible cause for the accident, he should be banned from drivinf, ever wearing a Man City kit or any other team kit for the rest of his life, and receive the same punishment any "regular" Manchester citizen would as well.

    • Nissan says:

      *driving…….g not f….

    • rachael says:

      So sorry something this sad happened to you. Seems you can teach them to drive but what they don't seem to grasp is the value of life. Why can they not just stop and think of the innocent people who suffer from such stupidity I am hopeful that he will get the same justice that anybody else would he has no right to leniency just because he can kick a ball. My heart goes out to you and your family I can't even begin to know how it feels to losevsomeone you love in such cruel circumstances x

      • Nissan says:

        Thanks rachel…….I am not sure how the UK deals with athletes/celebs when it comes to major law breaking, but I hope it isn't as "sympathetic" to them as it seems to be here in the states.

        • Jayy says:

          My condolences Nissan, I cant imagine what you went through and how you must have felt.
          As a law student I can assure you that driving offences in the UK relating to actual harm are taken extremely seriously and I, like you, hope that this guy recieves a lengthly punishment for what he did. Life is too precious.

          • Nissan says:

            Thank you DebS and Jayy……They take this sort of thing seriously in the states, it is considered a felony, but the punishments aren't as tough as they should be. Thrilled to know the "neighbors across the pond" take this just as serious with a punishment to fit.

    • DebS says:

      Nissan, I am so sorry for your loss. :'(

  5. Jayy says:

    I passed my driving test today! :D Just thought I'd let my fellow Kickettes know :)
    I can assure you, I wont follow in the footsteps of this ignoramus.