Holly Maree Lembcke, of Green Point on the Central Coast, is the sixth NSW police officer charged with drink-driving this year. She entered the not guilty plea at her third court appearance yesterday.
She did not enter pleas to using offensive language and failing to change her address on her licence within 14 days of moving.
Police will allege the rookie, who was suspended from duty at the time, and 37-year-old Senior Constable Paul Jury became abusive towards on-duty officers after being ejected from the Kincumber Hotel on July 3 for being drunk.
According to charge sheets tendered to Gosford Local Court yesterday, Lembcke’s alleged tirade started at 11.10pm and lasted until 12.25pm, when she attempted to drive off but was pulled over a short distance away.
It is alleged Lembcke returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.058. Police will allege she used offensive language at officers in the course of duty.
Jury was charged with two counts of resisting arrest and intimidating police and counts of failing to leave a licensed premises, offensive language and offensive behaviour. He is scheduled to appear in the same court on October 12.
Lembcke made no comment after her court appearance, during which she tried Magistrate Alan Railton’s patience. He had asked for a plea at her last appearance two weeks ago but adjourned the matter so she could get access to the blood test results.
Again representing herself yesterday, Lembcke declined several dates Magistrate Railton offered for her hearing as being “unsuitable”.
“I’m getting fed up with this,” Mr Railton said.