PC Shantell Woodward Accelerated Misconduct Hearing

Thames Valley Police

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) Shantell Woodward of Thames Valley Police View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

The hearing is in connection with an incident during the afternoon of 21 May 2022 when former PC Woodward was off duty at a social function.

She had consumed alcohol at this function, but shortly after 8.16pm on that evening, former PC Woodward drove her vehicle along Peachcroft Road, Abingdon, where she collided with a wall.

The former PC provided a positive specimen of breath and was arrested.

She then provided two evidential samples, with the lowest reading being 83 µg per 100 ml of breath. The legal alcohol limit to drive a vehicle is 35 µg per 100 ml of breath.

Former PC Woodward was subsequently charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit and pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 20 June 2022.

She was banned from driving for 18 months, reduced to 12 months on successful completion of a rehabilitation course, and fined £600.

Outcome

Thu 25th Aug 2022

Allegations Proven

  • Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

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Thames Valley Police
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 15 Misconduct Hearings
    87% held in public

Thames Valley Police covers Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

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