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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