As widely reported this week, Ant McPartlin (of Ant and Dec fame) was arrested yesterday on suspicion of drink driving. He allegedly failed a roadside breathalyser test after a crash involving three cars. McPartlin has now stepped down from his upcoming TV roles, in what an ITV spokesman referred to as ‘a joint decision’. 

The incident raises tricky questions for employers: what do you do if one of your employees has been charged with drink driving? Below, our Employment lawyer, David Sheppard, shares his legal view for Metro's article.