Police officer’s status ‘under review’ after drink driving charge

A NEW South Wales police officer has been arrested and charged after he was allegedly caught drink driving in Sydney’s north-west.

The 55-year-old sergeant, identified only as being attached to the Central Metropolitan Region, was stopped at an RBT site at West Pennant Hills on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, a NSW Police spokesperson said the sergeant was off-duty when he was pulled over on Line Road just after 2pm.


The 55-year-old was subjected to a roadside breathtest and allegedly returned a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to the local police station where he was subjected to a subsequent breath analysis which allegedly returned a reading of 0.73.

The sergeant was issued a Court Attendance Notice and is due to appear in Hornsby Local Court on Thursday, August 30.

The sergeant’s duty status is being reviewed.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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