Off-duty officer charged with high-range PCA – Northern Region

An off-duty police officer has been charged with high-range PCA in Lake Macquarie yesterday.

About 11.30pm (Thursday 25 November 2021), officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended Palmers Road, Freemans Waterhole, after reports a white Volkswagen Amarok was parked in the middle of the road.

Members of the public observed the driver standing outside the vehicle and assisted in moving the car off the road.

The driver – an off-duty probationary constable attached to the Northern Region – participated in a roadside breath test that returned a positive result.

The 39-year-old man was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.218.

The officer, from West Gosford, was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive with high range PCA and is due to appear at Toronto Local Court on Tuesday 18th January 2022.

His licence has been suspended.

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