A Toronto-area police officer will get to keep his job after being convicted of drunk driving in 2015 and later caught breaking his court-ordered driving ban.
Peel Regional Police Constable Alex Metallinos pleaded guilty to two Police Services Act charges of discreditable conduct.
The 13-year veteran will be demoted from First Class to Second Class Constable for nine months, losing just under $10,000 in salary.
OPP in New Tecumseth arrested Metallinos on suspicion of impaired driving back in September 2015 after he drove his pickup truck towards officers investigating a disturbance on scene. An earlier court proceeding stated Metallinos registered 127 and 140 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.
In December 2015, the constable was found guilty of driving with too much alcohol in his blood, was fined $1,000 and banned from driving for a year.
One month later, a detective from Internal Affairs found Metallinos buckling his child into his car with the motor running while off duty. He had admitted to police he was about to drive, against the court-ordered ban.
No criminal charge was laid in relation to the incident.