By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline
Published: 14:34 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 16:29 BST, 1 August 2019
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