It is alleged that on the 30 June 2019 the officer, who was off duty, drove his own vehicle to a lay-by on the old A421, Bedfordshire. He then telephoned a colleague who attended the lay-by and suspected alcohol consumption. Other officers arrived at the lay-by and the officer provided a positive breath test and was arrested.
Due to unreliable readings taken at the police station the officer provided a urine sample some hours after the initial arrest and he was found to be over the prescribed limit.
It is alleged that accounts given by the officer concerning the amount and time of alcohol consumption were dishonest and breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of honesty and integrity, orders and instructions and discreditable conduct, and amount to gross misconduct.
In view of restrictions and guidance concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will take place remotely. Those interested in attending will be provided access to this hearing the hearing is due to commence at 10am on the first day and is scheduled for four days.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted remotely
Those wishing to attend this hearing should register their interest to attend by emailing public hearings by 3pm on Monday 18 January 2021
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Bedfordshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire in England, which includes the unitary authorities of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton. Its headquarters are based in Kempston, Bedfordshire.