A drink driving Police Officer has been disqualified for two years for after been stopped in Hexham by an officer from his own force. The Newcastle detective pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court.
When he was arrested the officer, who has since been forced to resign from the Northumbria Police, said to his fellow officer “please don’t do this”.
He was given a £100 fine, with £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge, and banned from driving for 24 months,
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Northumbria Police expects the highest standards of conduct from its officers and staff and where those standards fall short we will take the most appropriate action.”
The maximum penalty on conviction for drink driving is a fine of up to £5,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment. In most cases there is also a minimum driving ban of 12 months.
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