Tony Booker a Perth Police Officer who was caught using a mobile phone while driving won’t be sacked.
WA Police came out to clear the air after the West Australian newspaper published a picture showing a police officer allegedly using a mobile phone while driving.
According to the Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich, the officer involved will face the penalty of double demerit points and pay a $250 dollar fine.
Mr Anticich believes the incident highlighted a indicative problem of mobile phone usage within the community.
“I’m saying the force is a reflection of the community, we are members of the community,” Mr Anticich said.
“Unfortunately this issue to do with mobile phone use and driving doesn’t exempt police. I guess we can fall victim to doing exactly what we say people shouldn’t do in the general public.”
The ANZAC Day long weekend double demerit points are in place from Thursday midnight, police warned motorists to take care after 6 people died on WA roads during the Easter long weekend.