14 May 2010

Policeman stood down over speeding

1:55 pm on 14 May 2010

A Queenstown police officer has been stood down and is facing a code of conduct inquiry after being caught driving at 149 km/h on the open road.

Sergeant Ian Collin, the police prosecutor for the Queenstown and Alexandra District Courts, was driving a police car between Cromwell and Queenstown on 28 April when he was stopped by another police officer.

Radio New Zealand understands he has been stood down from his position, suspended from driving for 28 days and was issued with a $630 fine.

Southern regional manager for police prosecutions Inspector Richard Bruce says the inquiry is an internal police employment matter and he will not comment on any likely outcome.