Pc Matthew Stott was involved in a police chase but this time, it was him the police were after.
The police officers that attempted to pull him over had spotted a defective rear light however, Pc Stott had been drinking and took off. He claims that he failed to stop because he thought it was “former colleagues playing a prank.”
After he was stopped, and breathalysed it became apparent he was over the legal alcohol limit and as a result has been banned from driving for a year and fined more than £1000.
Heather Oliver, mitigating, said that the pursuit only lasted five minutes. She also said: “He will be punished over and above what many defendants would face in a similar situation…his 24-year career is now effectively over.”
The Judge however, made a fair point, suggesting that Pc Stott must witness drink driving on a regular basis and the consequences this holds. He said: “It was a very unwise decision to drive that night and you exacerbated that by not stopping for the police.”
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