Drink-driving policewoman, 43, is struck off after colleagues smelt alcohol on ...

Drink-driving policewoman, 43, is struck off after colleagues smelt alcohol on her two hours into her shift Cheryl Rudge of Dyfed-Powys Police turned up to work smelling of alcohol   She said 'this is ridiculous' as she was arrested after unblemished 21-year career  Breathalyser revealed that she was twice the legal limit when she was tested  She was six times over limit for on-duty officer and got a 15-month driving ban 

By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline

Published: 14:34 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 16:29 BST, 1 August 2019

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PC Cheryl Rudge (pictured) turned up to work smelling of alcohol and has been banned from driving for 15 months

PC Cheryl Rudge (pictured) turned up to work smelling of alcohol and has been banned from driving for 15 months

A drink-driving policewoman has been struck off after colleagues smelt alcohol on her two hours into her shift.

PC Cheryl Rudge started work at her local station before driving to a missing person call-out.

But a colleague noticed that the 43-year-old smelled of alcohol over two hours after her shift had started.

A misconduct hearing was told Rudge was breathalysed and was twice over the legal limit.

Rudge - who had an unblemished record stretching back 21 years - was arrested and said: 'This is ridiculous.'

She resigned from Dyfed-Powys Police just days before the disciplinary hearing.

Panel chair chief constable Mark Collins said: 'Police officers are and should be held to a high standard of behaviour because they are trusted by our communities to conduct the most sensitive of inquiries with

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