Techie1 + 2,024 Posted September 13, 2017 Share Posted September 13, 2017 Officer was handed a suspended jail sentence earlier this year. An officer who crashed into another motorist when he went through a red light at a junction has been given a final written warning. PC Peter Mcall, of Northumbria Police, hit the woman’s car at 74mph in what was a 40mph zone on August 18, 2015. PC Mcall had been responding to a report of a fire at a hotel when the incident occurred in North Tyneside. The victim was hospitalised for three weeks and left with seven fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, lacerations to her liver and spleen and a broken knee. PC Mcall admitted causing serious injury as a result of dangerous driving. In April, PC Mcall was given a 15 month jail sentence- suspended for two years - disqualified from driving for three years and ordered to pay more than £6,000 court costs. However the woman said she did not wish PC Mcall to lose his liberty or his job with the force, views that The Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton said “weighed heavily” in his decision on sentence. It was claimed the officer may have confused the red lights with lights further down the road which were green. The 30-year-old said he genuinely believed he was responding to an emergency. PC Mcall was said to have shown considerable remorse and had penned a letter to the victim. He received praise from senior officers who gave references, describing him as an honest, caring, reliable individual with a genuine desire to help people. An investigation by the IPCC found evidence of gross misconduct and as a result he was given a final written warning last week. View on Police Oracle Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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