Police responder admits careless driving after crash that left motorist injured on way to domestic



A POLICE emergency driver could lose his licence after admitting careless driving while heading to the scene of suspected domestic violence.

Serving Met Police officer Ashley Buckingham appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (December 21) after pleading guilty to driving a police vehicle without due care and attention at the junction of Barley Lane and High Road, Ilford, east London, on May 31 this year.

The court heard he was driving to the scene of a reported domestic violence which has a target response time of 15 minutes, when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle, leaving the other driver with injuries.

Buckingham could face points on his licence or even a disqualification which would affect his job.

However, if it can be argued there are "special reasons" points should not be imposed, or the number should be reduced, he may face some other penalty.

The case was adjourned until February.