On 29 June 2020, it is alleged that Former PC McDermott damaged an address in Buntingford, Hertfordshire whilst turning his car around in a driveway. The vehicle collided with the side of the property causing significant damage to the structure before leaving the scene. Former PC McDermott then returned to the scene after emergency services had arrived, and asked an officer what happened. When asked if he had seen what happened or been involved, former PC McDermott denied any involvement. Later that evening the former officer attended a local police station and explained his involvement in the incident, admitting to being the driver.