A police officer and a barman face a prison sentence after admitting to perjury in a drink drive case involving the off-duty officer.
Myles Hughes, a PC with Greater Manchester Police pleaded guilty to drink-driving but kept his licence after telling the court that he had been served the wrong drinks. He claimed he had been served four pints of Stella shandy but that Paul Doyle, a barman, had served him lager-top. Doyle appeared as a witness and confirmed he had served Hughes one pint of shandy and four pints of lager-top ‘to cheer him up’.
A police investigation later found that Both men had lied to the court and this week they pleaded guilty to a charge of perjury. They await sentence.
Hmm, 4 or 5 pints of Stella shandy. I’m not sure that if I wanted to to avoid drink-driving I’d be drinking 4 or 5 pints of any shandy, much less Stella. Hughes claimed he thought he’d be under the limit and felt perfectly fine to drive.
I’ve heard that a few times.