Police officer demoted for trying to avoid drink-driving rap

THE demotion of a drink-driving Queensland police officer, who tried to influence junior officers not to give him a breath test, has been confirmed by a tribunal.

Senior Sergeant David Tolsher was pulled over on August 12, 2012, a month after he was promoted to the rank, and blew a reading of 0.15 - three times the legal limit.

Senior Sergeant Tolsher was off-duty and had just attended a work social function.

He pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court to drink-driving, was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for six months.

As a disciplinary measure for the drink-driving, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart demoted Senior Sergeant Tolsher to Sergeant and docked his pay.

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