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Police officer charged over mid-range drink-driving offence


A Queensland police officer has been stood down after being charged with mid-range drink driving while off duty.

The 39-year-old male senior constable from Northern Region is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on July 15.

A Queensland Police Service statement says: “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”.