Drink driving charges for former police officer

A former Lincolnshire Police officer has been charged with drink driving.

Forty-one year-old Craig Dunderdale was arrested in Lincoln in the evening of December 17. He was off duty at the time of the alleged offence.

Sergeant Dunderdale was suspended from duty following his arrest and resigned a short time after. He is set to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on February 28.

The arrest took place during Lincolnshire Police’s Christmas anti drink-driving campaign, which saw increased roadside patrols across the county.

The number of drivers giving positive breath results in Lincolnshire has increased by almost 3% over the Christmas period, campaign figures show.

A total of 143 motorists were found to be over the limit on county roads, an increase of four cases from 2010 and the highest count since 2005.

Lincolnshire Police arrested five drivers over drink or drug driving between December 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012.

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership said more drivers screened gave positive tests or refused to provide a sample, with fewer tests administered.

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