Friday, May 21, 2010

Drunken cops: 5 in a row

ANOTHER Queensland police officer has been stood down for suspected drink driving. The off-duty sergeant from the North Coast region was involved in a crash on the southbound ramp to the Bruce Highway at Caloundra yesterday morning. Police said he was taken to Nambour Hospital by the Queensland Ambulance Service with minor injuries. Investigations are continuing.

He is the fifth off-duty officer to be caught allegedly drink driving this year. This week, Mackay Senior-Constable Leisa Aitken appeared in court charged with driving under the influence of liquor. She pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned until July.

Three other officers have faced court and are now awaiting internal disciplinary hearings.