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Urine cop returns to court.

A CROOKED cop who diluted his own urine to dodge a drink-driving charge has landed back in court.

Former sergeant Ewan McHardy was yesterday fined pounds 400 and banned from the road for a year for failing to provide a breath test.

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard the 43-year-old was pulled over by police on April 2 when they suspected he was under the inf luence.

McHardy refused to give a breath sample, claiming he suffered from asthma.

John Penman, prosecuting, said: "He told the officer, 'I suffer from a medical illness and I will not be able to give a breath test - I do apologise'."

McHardy, formerly of Aberdeen and now living in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice in 2009.

The top traffic cop was pulled over by colleagues for drinkdriving.

After avoiding two breath tests by saying he had a cold, he watered down his own urine sample.

He was convicted of failing to provide a breath test, fined pounds 6000 and lost his job.

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Date:Apr 28, 2011
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