A video of a motorist being shouted at my a maskless police officer has prompted an internal investigation by Cumbria Constabulary.
The driver was branded a “silly old man” and told to “shut up” alongside the A6 near Penrith on Tuesday afternoon as police conducted a training exercise.
Bystander Martyn Lee, of Penrith, captured part of the exchange in a seven-minute video clip.
“You are going to end up getting wiped out if you’re not careful,” the officer told the driver.
“Do not argue with me.”
An official complaint has been made to the police.
Temporary Chief Superintendent Rob O’Connor said: “The constabulary shares the concerns raised regarding the manner the driver was spoken to by the officer.
“As such, the incident is being investigated by the constabulary’s professional standards department.
“We have visited the man to apologise on behalf of the constabulary and have also spoken to witnesses who are assisting with our investigation.
“The constabulary can assure the public that it holds its officers to a high standard, particularly with regards our interactions with members of the public, and that the matter will be investigated thoroughly.