He would not have had to face career loss, nor a lawsuit, nor a wrecked marriage.
There were signs of fierce fighting, with wrecked tanks beside the road; but the troops received a warm welcome.
When police arrived Bailey was walking off with half of the wrecked sign in his hands and he was arrested.
In front of the police station near my hotel I counted 34 wrecked cars at the side of the road and from the abundant rust it was clear some had been there for at least half a dozen years.
Nicola arrived to comfort her baby, mother and grandmother beside the wrecked car and lorry before the emergency services arrived.
You'd think parts from wrecked Australian cars would be the cheapest option for smash repairs.
A York scrapyard owner has pledged it will be business as usual tomorrow - despite counting the cost of a fire which ripped through more than 300 wrecked cars.
Peter and Sarah tried to follow him, but found only his wrecked car.
We need to change this way of thinking and bring back the idea that a pleasant night at the pub can be a time for a few drinks and a chat, not a reason to get totally wrecked .
The police officers who followed dragged him from the wrecked car, fearing it might explode.