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.



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