Staffordshire Police sergeant pleads guilty to failing to provide specimen of breath after crash

By Jordan Reynolds | Staffordshire | Crime | Published:

A serving Staffordshire Police sergeant has pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath after a crash after appearing in court today.

Sergeant Karl Breen, 38, of the Stoke North policing team, attended Cannock Magistrates’ Court charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath following a road traffic collision. He will be sentenced on May 7.

Deputy Chief Constable, Nick Baker, said: “Sergeant Breen’s actions fell well below the high standards that the public and Staffordshire Police demand and expect of police officers.

“Officers must be held to account for their actions in order to maintain the public’s trust and confidence in policing and the integrity of the service.”

Sergeant Breen was arrested on March 2 after being involved in a crashn on Wyndham Road, Burslem at around 8.15pm.

He remains suspended from duty and will now be subject to internal misconduct proceedings.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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