Police officer accidentally sanctions self with road violation fine

West Yorkshire Police's RPU mock colleage for error

Police officer accidentally sanctions self with road violation fine
A police officer accidentally sanctioned themselves for a driving violation.

A police worker has received a letter from the DVLA informing him that he must pay £81 or be taken to court, reports the Metro.

The letter, which states that the DVLA received evidence in February that the vehicle was being used while untaxed in Bradford, demands a court settlement in full before the 1 April.

Colleagues of the officer at the West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit (RPU) subsequently tweeted: “To the great amusement of the rest of the office, one of our colleagues managed to fill a form in incorrectly, and prosecuted himself for driving an untaxed vehicle!”

Another added: “Definitely a bunable offence?” complete with bakery-based emojis.

The notice read: “We have received evidence that at 21:20 hours on 15 February, 2018 this vehicle was being used or kept while untaxed in Oak Lane, Bradford.

“It is an offence to use or keep an untaxed vehicle and our latest information shows that you were the vehicle’s keeper on that date.”

And goes on to state that even if the officer renews his tax then the amount is still payable.

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