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Kent police officer faces misconduct hearing after careless driving conviction

A Kent police officer has been convicted of careless driving while on duty.

Police Constable Mark Sloane was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court on 9 December following our investigation.

The court heard PC Sloane was responding to reports of a burglary and driving at 56mph in a 30mph zone in Courtenay Road, Maidstone, just after 9pm on 1 March, 2018.

There was snow and sheet ice on the road and his vehicle collided with one car as it was being parked. Its driver sustained a broken collarbone and an officer who was a passenger in the police car broke a finger. PC Sloane’s vehicle also subsequently collided with several parked cars.

He was fined £450 with costs of £130 and had eight penalty points put on his driving licence.

Our investigation ended in October 2018 and in February 2019 the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), authorised the prosecution.

We have also passed to Kent Police our final report and findings which concluded PC Sloane had a case to answer for misconduct. Kent Police has agreed and misconduct proceedings will be scheduled in due course.


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