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    Police Constable wrecks patrol car while trying to avoid speed camera

    A POLICE officer is facing a driving ban after he crashed his patrol car while braking at 90mph to avoid a speed camera.
    PC Scott Warburton was not responding to an emergency and did not have his vehicle’s blue lights on before he hit two sign- posts on a central reservation, a court was told.

    Warburton, a member of the Lancashire police force, did not attend court but pleaded guilty by letter.

    He serves in the Northern Division and is an armed response officer.

    He admitted driving a force Ford Galaxy without due care and attention on the A6 Scotforth Road at Lancaster.

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    Blackpool magistrates said they were considering banning Warburton from driving and adjourned his case for two weeks for the officer to appear before them.

    Prosecutor Malcolm Isherwood told magistrates: “On October 26, the defendant, who is a serving police officer with Lancashire Police, was driving his liveried police vehicle.

    “He overtook a motor vehicle and accelerated his speed.”

    “Upon seeing a speed camera he braked sharply, lost control and hit two signs on the central reservation.

    “He came to a halt on the northbound carriageway.

    “He was not responding to a code one incident and the blue lights were not in use.

    “The accident investigation report indicated the incident data recorder had recorded a peak speed of 91 miles per hour approximately 10 seconds before the accident.”

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    oh dear...egg on our faces again...

    and playing into the hand of the complaint merchants..

    tut tut..

    They'll have to make an example of him...
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    but because of those who look on and do nothing.'

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    Ooops!

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    Who knew a Ford Galaxy could reach 90mph.

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    Even better, who tries to slam the brakes on one at 90 mph?

    Especially heavily loaded with equipment.

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    Another ARV driver bites the dust....
    'The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
    but because of those who look on and do nothing.'

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    Surely he was trying to catch up with a car to read it's number plate

    or avoiding a black dog and a child on roller skates

    or testing the capabilities of the vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave
    Surely he was trying to catch up with a car to read it's number plate
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    trouble is, Dave, those 'mystery' cars never seem to trip the camera...

    Nah..he's busted..and deservedly if you ask me...

    The hoops that police drivers have to jump through nowadays have been put there as a result of numpties like him...
    'The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
    but because of those who look on and do nothing.'

 

 

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