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Drink-drive cop axed from TV safety ad

Published: 01 June 2007

A female police officer had to be axed from a drink driving TV safety advert after being convicted of drink driving.

Geraldine Donnelly pleaded guilty to drink driving at Bangor Magistrates court after being caught with 140mg of alcohol in her blood, 60mg over the legal limit.

The court heard how she had been involved in a collision with another car on the County Down town's Gransha Road in January 2005.

Constable Donnelly had provided the voiceover for the advert, which then had to be re-made, at a cost of £9000.

She was fined £120, banned from driving for one year and could lose her job with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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