Crossing supervisor fined

A MERNDA school crossing supervisor has been issued an infringement notice by police after returning a positive breath test while driving last week.

The 63-year-old woman was intercepted by police at about 1.50pm on Tuesday when she returned the positive result.

A witness said he saw the woman out the front of Mernda Central when she was breathalysed and ‘thrown in the back of the police car’.

The supervisor was escorted to the Mernda police station where she provided a second sample of breath, which returned a reading of 0.081 – 0.031 over the legal limit.

The woman was fined $496 and her licence has been suspended for six months.

City of Whittlesea Council acting chief executive Joe Carbone said council was aware of the incident.

“We understand that an incident involving a school crossing supervisor occurred on Tuesday afternoon,” Mr Carbone said.

“The person was not on duty at the time.

“Council was alerted to the incident and a replacement school crossing supervisor has been placed at the crossing pending an investigation.”