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Drink-drive police officer avoids prison

16 April 2014

A Bradford police officer has been spared jail after crashing his car while almost three times over the legal drink drive limit ? the second time he has been prosecuted for drink-driving in nine years.

PC Jatinder Dosanjh, who appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court, was given an eight week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service and banned from driving for three years.

He could have faced a prison sentence, but a judge described him as an ‘upstanding member of the community’ despite the two offences.

The officer has been suspended by West Yorkshire Police and will now face an internal misconduct investigation.

The court heard how Dosanjh, crashed his vehicle in December 2013. He had been reportedly seen driving erratically by other road users, and went on to hit a wall and flip the vehicle onto its roof.

Dosanjh returned home with reporting the crash but was later traced by police and arrested.

Dosanjh lied about his name and occupation until police realised he was a fellow officer 15 hours later.

He was breathalysed and had a reading of 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mililitres of breath.

PC Dosanjh was also ordered to pay £900 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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