A Police Community Support Officer Was Arrested for Drink Driving by the Back-Up Team He Called For

By Gerald Lynch on at

If you're a Police Community Support Officer, and you're looking to question someone on the ground that you believe they are using drugs, you probably shouldn't do so while you yourself are pissed.

PCSO Andrew Seston called for back-up after getting into an argument with Irfan Mehrban outside a school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Seston thought he could smell cannabis within Mehrban's car, but it seems Seston himself had been indulging in a couple of alcoholic beverages before hitting his beat.

When police arrived at the scene, they too noticed the smell of alcohol coming off of Seston that Mehrban had pointed out. A breathalyser test revealed Seston to be more than two times over the drink drive limit (down to the two bottle of red wine Seston admitted to knocking back the day before) and was promptly arrested.

"He asked me to get out of the car, so I did because I was at home. I asked him why he stopped me, and he said he thought he could smell cannabis," Mehrban told the Metro.

"It was then I smelled his breath and I was like 'whoa”. He stank of alcohol. I don’t drink and I don’t do drugs, so I started arguing with him because he was drunk.

"When the other police turned up and arrested him, it was the absolute definition of justice. He shouldn’t be stopping people if he’s drunk, and he definitely shouldn’t have been driving." [Metro]