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Police officer accused of drink drive city chase

The officer allegedly damaged several cars in the chase

AN officer with one of Scotland’s largest police forces has been charged with drink driving after being chased through city streets by his colleagues.

The off-duty police man was allegedly spotted driving erratically on November 13.

He is alleged to have crashed into several vehicles during a chase throughEdinburghbefore finally abandoning his car.

It is understood that he has not been suspended from his post, which he has held for an unspecified number of years, but had been put on restricted duties.

He will appear in court at a later date and will also be called before a police misconduct hearing.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Border Police said: “A 27-year-old man has been charged with a number of road traffic offences in Kaimes Road on Sunday, November 13.

“A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal and he is due to appear in court at a later date.”

The incident is not the first time an officer’s driving skills have led to a court appearance.

On New Year’s Day, father of four Martin Douglas was killed after being hit by an off-duty officer in the early hours of the morning.

A 25-year old was charged in connection with the crash and a report sent to the procurator fiscal but all charges were dropped in April.

Central Scotland Police are now conducting an investigation into Lothian and Borders Police’s handling of the case.

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