buswell is not well...
A report into the police handling of former treasurer Troy Buswell's series of crashes in his ministerial car has found "systemic failure at a number of levels".
A Labor-dominated parliamentary committee found there was "an inadequate police response" into the Liberal MP's actions in the early hours of 23 February, when he crashed into several cars in Subiaco after returning home from a wedding.
The Member for Vasse was fined and disqualified from driving for a year after pleading guilty to offences related to the incident.
The Community, Development and Justice Standing Committee report found the incident had the potential to compromise the public message that alcohol and driving do not mix.
Committee chair, Labor MP Margaret Quirk, told Parliament that police let the investigation "lapse", with the media ultimately forced to "join the dots".
"The media attention that this incident has received has also drawn attention to the limited nature of the police response and raises questions about the value of campaigning on drink-driving if enforcement is so publicly mediocre," she said.