Tasmania Police officer charged over driving

A Northern police officer has been charged with negligent driving.

It is alleged he overtook a group of cyclists who were approaching a junction and indicating a right turn on April 23.

Tasmania Police said the officer was travelling in a patrol car on the Frankford Highway at Glengarry when the alleged offence took place.

The driver remains on operational duties.

He will appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court on December 12.