A police officer who falsely accused a member of the public of driving dangerously has been sacked by Avon and Somerset Police.
Police Constable Keith James became involved in an argument with a driving instructor while off duty, before then giving false evidence against him in court.
He was dismissed for gross misconduct.
Dashcam footage since now been released of the incident
A disciplinary panel heard that PC James was off duty when he was involved in a road rage incident with a driving instructor on the A367, near Peasedown St John in Somerset, on 15th February 2018.
PC James told the instructor he would report him for driving offences and visited his home the following day, saying he intended to prosecute.
When the case came to court, PC James gave false evidence against the instructor, accusing him of dangerous driving.
In a statement released on Twitter on 27th February, Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that "allegations of gross misconduct were proven against PC Keith James for breaches of professional behaviour relating to honesty and integrity, duties and responsibilities and discreditable conduct".
Supt Simon Wilstead, Head of Professional Standards, added: “The officer should not have been investigating an offence he was personally involved in and he acted wholly unprofessionally in his subsequent conduct with a member of the public."