Senior cop blows 0.177 after crash

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A senior constable in the Queensland Police Service has been stood down and charged with high-range drink-driving following allegations of a drunken crash.

The male senior constable, 41, was allegedly involved in a crash on Bladon St in Yamanto – a suburb of Ipswich – while on duty at 8.10pm on January 4.

The driver and passenger in the other car received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to hospital for observation, a Queensland Police spokesman said.

Police allege the senior constable returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.177 per cent – more than three times the legal limit.

He will front Ipswich Magistrates Court on February 1.

The QPS spokesman said the officer had been stood down from duty.

“In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct,” the spokesman said.

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