In court: Queensland police officer admits drunk driving police car
A Queensland police officer has admitted to being drunk and on duty while driving a police car that crashed earlier this year.
Timothy Shepherd, 41, pleaded guilty to driving his police car while exceeding three times the legal alcohol limit in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday. He was on duty at the time.
Shepherd, a senior police officer, was taken away after colliding with another car in Yamanto around 8pm on January 4.
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He suffered chest and abdominal injuries in the accident and was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in stable condition, according to paramedics.
The driver and passenger of the other car – a man and woman in their 40s – were taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.
Shepherd returned an alleged blood alcohol concentration of 0.177 percent, police said in a statement after the crash.
Outside of court, Shepherd’s attorney, Calvin Gnech, said his client would not comment on the matter.
“My client won’t say anything today,” he said.
Shepherd will appear in court for sentencing on February 23.
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