Kent Police inspector guilty of drink-drive charge

A Kent police inspector has been found guilty of drink-driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Dione Mayfield, 32, was given a 12-month community order and disqualified from driving for two years at Maidstone magistrates.

Mayfield, of Rainham, Kent, was suspended as a temporary inspector following the crash in Rainham on 25 September 2009.

She had denied drink driving and a charge of failing to stop.

Mayfield was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

'Expect highest standards'

She agreed to take a drink-driving rehabilitation course and to pay £1,000 costs.

Mayfield was working at the force headquarters in Maidstone at the time of the crash and is currently suspended from duty.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Adams said: "We expect the highest standard of behaviour from our officers and staff both at work and in their personal lives.

"The vast majority of them serve Kent with the commitment and dedication our community deserve.

"No-one is above the law and anyone who fails to uphold it must face the consequences.

"Now that the court case has concluded, Kent Police's professional standards department will commence disciplinary proceedings against the officer concerned."

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