A Cleveland Police officer has been sacked after being caught drink-driving.
PC Lee Kirk was more than twice the legal limit when he was stopped on Blair Avenue, in Ingleby Barwick .
The 42-year-old was convicted last month and faced a “special case hearing” - held in private - at the force’s headquarters in Middlesbrough, on Wednesday.
Kirk, who was part of the local policing team for Billingham, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.
He was dismissed with immediate effect.
The charge stated that he gave a reading of 81mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath when he was stopped on December 17 last year. The legal limit is 35.
Temporary Chief Constable Simon Nickless said: