Officer involved in buggy crash fronts court for disclosing ‘official secrets’

by | Jun 25, 2021 | Cops, News | 0 comments

A female police officer of the Darwin and Road Policing Command, who was almost killed in a buggy crash in Bees Creek Road in January with her allegedly intoxicated partner, will front court to for allegedly exposing official secrets.

Kristi Wenck, 33, will appear in Darwin Local Court for criminal charges including Disclosure of Official Secrets and Disclosure of Confidential Information.

Ms Wenck is a former recipient of an NT Police Service Medal for 2019-2020 financial year which recognises the “ethical and diligent service by sworn members of the NTPF”.

Ten years eligible service is necessary to qualify for the medal, the annual report of the Northern Territory Police, Fire & Emergency Service states.

The Darwin and Road Policing Command, a department in which Ms Wenck belongs, is responsible for monitoring traffic issues such as driving under the influence and seat belt protocols.

Ms Wenck was involved in an buggy crash on January 3 with her partner Michael Dixon, 35, alleged to be under the influence of alcohol while driving the vehicle.

Investigations revealed that the couple attended a party prior to the crash where Mr Dixon had been drinking alcohol. However, NT Police did not launch an internal investigation into the incident despite it involving an officer.

In the early hours of Sunday, January 3, the couple rode an ATV buggy, and went off the road and rolled several times.

Ms Wenck sustained serious injuries that allegedly almost killed her. She spent several days in the hospital after the accident.

Ms Wenck’s partner meanwhile was jailed since the incident and charged with driving a vehicle causing harm or death, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving both unregistered and uninsured.

He was initially granted bail but failed to provide a $3,000 surety in January. He was on trial at the Darwin Local Court on May 6 and was scheduled to return court on June 6.

Details of the charges of exposing secrets remain unknown.

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