A 35 year old a senior constable attached to the police Specialist Command unit has been charged with drink-driving.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting random breath testing as part of Operation Nabbed on the Hume Motorway at Menangle when the off duty officer was stopped on Friday night.
He was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result. He also underwent an on-site breath analysis, which returned with a reading of 0.102.
The police officer – whose driving licence was suspended – was issued a court attendance notice for driving with a middle range prescribed concentration of alcohol and is due to appear at Picton Local Court on March 21.
A man was seriously injured in a crash that took place on Campbelltown Road in the early hours of this morning (Monday).
Police say that emergency services responded to reports that a vehicle had crashed into a fence along Campbelltown Road, Bardia around 2.30am.
The front seat passenger, a 59-year-old man, was trapped in the vehicle for over an hour until released by officers from Fire and Rescue NSW.
He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.
The 41-year-old male driver was assessed by paramedics and was also taken to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution.
Officers from Campbelltown Police Area Command established a crime scene that is presently being examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.
Campbelltown Road – between Borneo Street and Soldiers Road – is currently closed in both directions and the roadway is expected to remain a crime scene for a considerable amount of time. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash – or has any available dashcam footage – to contact Campbelltown Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.