An employment hopeful attended an interview for a support staff role within Greater Manchester Police well over the legal drink drive limit, only to be promptly arrested before being disqualified from driving.
On the January 25, two senior GMP employees were together holding interviews for an IT management position. When an external male applicant, in his 50’s, was brought into an office at Sedgley Park, one of the GMP interviewers engaged in the usual small talk to put the candidate at ease.
The GMP interviewer said:
A Traffic Officer was called for, who asked the candidate if he had been drinking before attending the interview, to which the man replied no.
The officer then asked if he had been drinking the previous night. The male stated that he had been out the night before for a meal with his wife, where they had shared a bottle of wine.
On hearing this, the Traffic Officer escorted the man out of the building to a nearby patrol car and breathalysed him. The results from the breath test showed the male was over the legal drink drive limit.
The man was then taken to Bury Police station and tested again for his alcohol level, once the reading was confirmed the male was charged with drink driving.
On February 10 2017, at the Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court, the offender pleaded guilty to being in control of a vehicle while over the legal drink driving limit.
The male was disqualified from holding a driving licence for one year, to be reduced to seven months if successfully completing a drink driving awareness course within in a given time, and was also handed fines totalling £235.00.
Inspector Tony Allt, of GMP’s Roads Policing Unit, said: