Police officer fails RBT test

A POLICE officer has been charged with traffic matters after allegedly failing to stop for a random breath test at Grafton yesterday.

About 4.50pm yesterday, police were performing random breath testing duties on the Pacific Highway near Grafton when a Honda Accord allegedly failed to stop at the RBT site.

Police conducted a search of the area and located the car stopped on Armidale Road.

The off-duty officer, a male leading senior constable from a specialist command, was spoken to and subjected to a breath test returning a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis returning a reading of 0.128.

The officer was issued a court attendance notice for the offences of driving with mid-range PCA and failing to stop for RBT. He will appear in Grafton Local Court on Monday, November 7.

His driver's licence was also confiscated and suspended by police.
 



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