By Luke Andrews For Mailonline
Published: 17:56 BST, 18 August 2019 | Updated: 17:56 BST, 18 August 2019
A drunk police officer has been told he can keep his job after punching and kicking a taxi's windows when he refused to pay the fare.
Intoxicated PC Richard Olsen, 22, refused to cough up the money after getting a late night taxi from a night out in Swansea, where he had been drinking with Taibach Rugby Club.
A South Wales Police misconduct hearing was told that officers were called to the scene on May 5, after he verbally abused the driver, and that PC OIsen lied about paying the fare.
Sergeant Bryan Lewis, who represented him at the hearing, said the rugby player had struggled to make the transition from civilian to police life.
Drunk police officer Richard Olsen, 22, has been told he can keep his job after kicking and punching a taxi's window when he refused to pay the fare
During the hearing, the shamed police officer said his actions were