Thursday, 23 December 2010

I smelt a rat

...when this case was originally reported, and now it seems I was right:

A policeman who escaped a drink-drive ban by blaming a pub barman has been arrested for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Pc Myles Hughes, 34, said he was only over the limit because he had been served the wrong drinks. The barman involved in the original case and a GMP sergeant have also been arrested.

Pc Hughes pleaded guilty to drink driving at Macclesfield magistrates court last month. But he kept his licence after the court was told barman Paul Doyle gave him stronger drinks than he asked for.

Mr Doyle, 36, of Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield, said he gave Pc Hughes one shandy and four pints of lager top – lager with a splash of lemonade – instead of the shandy he ordered.
It always seemed something of a cock-and-bull story, to be honest.

3 comments:

  1. I agree. I'm surprised at the original decision as it is implausible that he wasn't able to tell the difference between a shandy and a lager top.

    It's funny that drivers who aren't coppers who had their drinks spiked (e.g. a vodka slipped into a pint without their knowledge) aren't usually allowed the lenience this character was originally shown.

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  3. They should have been arrested for drinking lager top. I didn't think anyone drank lager top anymore.

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