Serving BTP officer convicted of drink driving - London
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A serving British Transport Police officer has been convicted of drink driving and driving with no insurance at court.
Inspector Dan Collins-Young, based in London, was found guilty of driving with excess alcohol at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court on Monday (26 July) and pleaded guilty to driving with no insurance at an earlier date.
He was banned from driving for 12 months, which will be reduced to 9 months on completion of a drink-driving awareness course.
He was fined £980, plus £720 in costs, and a £60 victim surcharge.
The charges related to an incident while off-duty on 18 June 2020, which was investigated by Avon and Somerset Police.
A misconduct process will now be conducted by BTP’s Professional Standards Department to determine the future of his employment in the force.
Detective Superintendent Pete Fulton, Head of BTP’s Professional Standards Department, said: “There is never any excuse for drink driving, and particularly as police officers who are not only expected to uphold the law but also know all too well the tragic effect it can have on families and communities.
“Inspector Collins-Young’s behaviour clearly fell well below the standard we expect, and we’ll now be fast tracking the internal misconduct process to determine the future of his employment in the force.”