Off-duty police officer caught drink driving on Sunday morning

A NSW Police officer will front court next month, charged with drink driving following an incident in the state’s south.

The Inspector was off-duty when he was pulled over for a random breath test on the Barton Highway at Murrumbateman, about 25km south of Yass, just before 11am on Sunday.

The officer, identified as only being from the Southern Region, was arrested and taken to Yass Police Station after allegedly failing the roadside test.


While at the station, the officer allegedly returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.052.

He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for driving with a low-range PCA and will appear in Yass Local Court on Friday, April 13.