The large creature curiously approached the boat the officers were in off the coast of South Australia last week. According to South Australian Police, the officers were conducting drug, alcohol and safety enforcement operations during the encounter.
"[The shark] wasn't keen on being breath tested and our Water Operations Unit officers were happy to oblige!" the police force quipped on Twitter about the shark.
Police launch Investigator 2 had a close encounter with a Great White shark today while patrolling at Tapley Shoal, abt 9 nautical miles east of Edithburgh. Noah wasn't keen on being breath tested & our Water Operations Unit officers were happy to oblige! pic.twitter.com/daXq7Amu3d— SA Police News (@SAPoliceNews) March 31, 2018
They added that the officers checked 30 nearby boats and found only minor safety violations, with no drug or alcohol violations found.