Former Lincolnshire road safety officer banned for drink driving

A FORMER Lincolnshire Police Sergeant from near Louth has been banned from driving for 16 months for drink driving.

Craig Dunderdale, 41, of Authorpe, was arrested in Lincoln on December 17 last year after being caught drink driving, although he was off duty at the time of the offence.

He pleaded guilty to excess alcohol and was banned from the roads by Lincoln Magistrates on February 28.

Dunderdale was a Sergeant in the Lincolnshire Police’s road safety unit and worked in the Louth area for many years.

Lincolnshire Police say he resigned from the force shortly after the offence and after being suspended from his duties.

A spokesman for the force said: “ Craig Dunderdale resigned from the force soon after his arrest.

“This case demonstrates the seriousness of drink driving and Lincolnshire Police’s commitment to enforce the law in this area.

“An aspiring long-serving officer has lost his career and this sends out a powerful message to anyone considering driving while under the influence of alcohol.”

Dunderdale was also fined £100, forced to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £15 victims’ surcharge.

His disqualification can be reduced by 16 weeks if he completes a driver rehabilitation course.