Police officer sacked after drink-drive incident in Rushden

A Cambridgeshire police officer has been banned from driving for more than two years and dismissed from the force after being caught drink-driving nearly three times over the limit in Rushden.

Monday, 12th February 2018, 9:01 am
Updated Monday, 12th February 2018, 9:03 am
Northampton Magistrates' Court

PC Ian Hayes, 36, of Peterborough, pleaded guilty to drink driving, failing to stop when required to do so and driving without due care and attention at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

The offences happened in Bradfield Close, Rushden, on December 16 last year.

The court was told Hayes gave a reading of 100mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – nearly three times the legal limit of 35mg.

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Hayes was given a community order including an electronically monitored curfew between the hours of 8pm and 6am. The curfew will end on May 3 this year.

He was also banned from driving for 26 months, fined £275 for the driving without due care and attention charge, and £130 for the failing to stop charge and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £85.

At a special hearing at Cambriudgeshire Police HQ in Huntingdon today he was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.

The officer was dismissed without notice.

The driving ban will be reduced by 26 weeks if he completes a course July 3, 2019.