A SENIOR constable has been stripped of his licence and had his car impounded after he was allegedly caught drink driving and speeding south-east of Melbourne shortly after the AFL grand final.
Police said a highway patrol unit clocked the male officer travelling at 75 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone on Kenilworth Avenue in Beaconsfield at around 6pm last night.
The highway patrol officers intercepted the constable’s vehicle and subjected him to a roadside breath test, to which he tested positive.
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The constable, who police said was off-duty at the time, was then taken to the local police station where he allegedly returned a breath test reading of .087%.
The senior constable’s licence was immediately cancelled and his car was impounded.
In a statement released to media this morning, police said the officer was yet to be charged.
The Professional Standards Command is investigating.