Duh, whoops... Drink driver tailgates police commissioner

A MAN has been charged with drink driving after allegedly tailgating NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Jeff Loy.

A 43-year-old man was driving north on the M1 at Cooranbong on Friday when he allegedly tailgated the Northern Region Commander during heavy rain before passing him at high speed.

Assistant Commissioner Jeff Loy stopped the driver near and conducted a roadside breath test, returning a positive result.

The man was arrested and taken to Morisset Police Station where he allegedly recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.110.

The man was charged with mid-range drink driving and granted conditional bail to appear in Toronto Local Court on Tuesday, September 27.

His licence has been suspended.

Police said Traffic and Highway Patrol officers conducted a high-visibility compliance operation across parts of the Northern Region over the weekend.

Forty-eight police in 30 vehicles were involved in the saturation-style operation which started Friday morning and continued until this morning. -ARM NEWSDESK
 



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