A drink-driving Metropolitan Police officer crashed an unmarked police car while on duty. 

PC Bryson Kisten was involved in a damage-only collision on Chase Side in Enfield at 2.30pm on September 30. 

At 7pm that evening he attended a Met Police traffic garage and officers felt it was clear he had been drinking. 

PC Kisten was subsequently arrested. 

He took a breath test and gave two readings, one at 48 and one at 43 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath. The legal limit is 35. 

PC Kisten was charged with drink driving in the early hours of October 1. 

He pleaded guilty at his first court appearance. 

PC Kisten was banned from driving for 12 months and must pay a £438 fine, £85 court fees and £175 victim surcharge. 

On Wednesday (December 13) a misconduct hearing found PC Kisten’s actions breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in regard to discreditable conduct and fitness for duty. 

He was therefore dismissed from the Met without notice. 

Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines, who is in charge of policing in North Area, said: "It is completely unacceptable that PC Kisten was driving a police vehicle while over the alcohol limit. 

"As a police officer, he should have known the danger that drink driving poses to other road users. I am pleased he has been caught and prosecuted due to the diligence of traffic officers who suspected he had been drinking and made him complete a breath test."