PC Daniel Leighton to face Misconduct Hearing Over Drink Driving Allegation

PC Daniel Leighton, based at West Area Command Unit, will answer allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct

It is alleged that, on 11 October 2020 and whilst off duty, PC Leighton drove a motor vehicle on a road after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath exceeded the prescribed limit. This is contrary to section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

On 16 November 2020, at Willesden Magistrates Court, PC Leighton pleaded guilty to the charge of driving a motor vehicle on a road whilst exceeding the prescribed limit. He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, given a conditional discharge of 12 months and ordered to pay £107 charge in fees.

Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 124 Misconduct Hearings
    89% held in public

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