Gundagai highway patrol officer charged after allegedly issuing tickets to fictitious drivers so he could reach ‘quota’


CLAIMS have emerged a Gundagai highway patrol officer issued speeding tickets to fictitious foreign drivers so that he could reach an informal quota set by his bosses.

The 39-year-old officer was charged last week on 16 counts of modifying restricted data held on a police computer.

He claimed he had caught 16 drivers from different countries speeding in and around Wagga
The false tickets were allegedly issued to international drivers that didn’t actually exist.

The officer allegedly believed he would escape detection if the tickets were made out to foreigners because the State Debt Recovery Office would not pursue them once they’d returned overseas.
The officer is believed to be a senior constable attached to the highway patrol command. He will face court on January 6.

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