Drink driving off duty cop hits tree, blows 0.202
A POLICE officer has been charged with a drink driving offence after a car hit a tree near Tweed Heads.
Just before 1pm yesterday, police were called Leisure Drive, Banora Point, following reports a vehicle had hit a tree, a spokesperson from the NSW Police Force said.
The driver, a 53-year-old police officer attached to the Northern Region, was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.
The man, who was off-duty at the time, was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he returned an alleged reading of 0.202.
He was issued a field court attendance notice for high-range PCA and will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday February 20.