Off-duty cop charged with drink driving in Yamba

AN OFF-DUTY police officer has been charged with drink driving after allegedly being detected driving his car under the influence of alcohol in Yamba.

About 12.40am on Sunday, police from Traffic and Highway Patrol stopped a car on Convent Lane, Yamba, where they subjected the driver to a random breath test, allegedly returning a positive reading.

The off-duty officer, attached to a station within the northern region, was taken to Yamba Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis that returned a positive reading of 0.146.

The officer was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of middle range PCA and his license was suspended.

He is to appear at Maclean Local Court on 15 October



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