A serving police constable has admitted drink-driving while off-duty in an incident which could have had severe consequences.
PC Mario Tavasoli, 32, attached to Royalty & Specialist Protection, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol at North Essex Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday October 4. He was sentenced to a 19-month driving ban and fined a total of £592.
On Sunday August 27, PC Tavasoli was seen by Essex Police driving a Toyota Yaris on Abridge Road in Chigwell.
They saw him hit a kerb and he was stopped by officers. They could smell alcohol and carried out a roadside breath test which showed PC Tavasoli had 62 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
He was subsequently charged and bailed to attend court on October 4.
Now criminal matters have concluded, the Met Police says that misconduct proceedings will be considered. PC Tavasoli is currently on restricted duties.