A FORMER police officer from Bradford is to go before a misconduct hearing next week regarding an incident where he crashed an Audi, which landed on its roof, while he was drink driving.

Benjamin Sweeney, 24, of Pasture Lane, Clayton, was involved in a crash while driving an Audi A4 on May 28 last year in Oldham Road, Ripponden.

The car left the road after hitting a wall, falling around six to nine metres before ending up on its roof.

After the crash, he failed a breath test for alcohol at the roadside blowing 63 micrograms per 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 35mcg, and later returned blood results of 108 milligrams of alcohol per 100ml of blood, over the legal limit of 80mg.

He ended up in hospital due to the severity of the crash.

At a hearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on July 22, 2021, he pleaded guilty to drink driving and was banned from driving for 18 months, made subject to a ten-week curfew where he had to be at home indoors from 7pm to 7am daily, and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85.

On January 20, at 10am, he will go before West Yorkshire Police’s disciplinary panel for a gross misconduct hearing, accused of breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Discreditable Conduct.

Sweeney has already left the force following his conviction last summer.

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