Off-duty police officer charged with drink driving in Penrith

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An off-duty police officer has been charged with mid-range drink driving after being stopped for a random breath test in Penrith.

Officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting random breath testing on Mulgoa Road about 12.20am yesterday when they stopped a Suzuki utility.

The driver – a 25-year-old man – was subjected to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned with a positive result.

The man – who is a Senior Constable attached to North West Metropolitan Region – was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.143.

He was issued a Court Attendance Notice for mid-range PCA – 1st offence and is due to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday, August 1.

His licence was suspended.

A police spokesperson confirmed his employment status is currently under review.

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