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On duty North Yorkshire policeman falls asleep at the wheel

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11:39am 27th May 2011

An on duty North Yorkshire policeman has admitted to falling asleep at the wheel.

40 year old Andrew David Farrar was working a night shift when he crashed in to a park car in Tadcaster back in October.

He admitted the incident was his fault at Scarborough magistrates and was given three penilty points and had to pay a £130 fine and costs £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said:

"We are satisfied with the decision of the courts. We have no plans to take any disciplinary action against Sgt Farrar, who will remain in his current post."

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