Hove driver banned for speeding along Brighton seafront while coked off his face

Posted On 02 Jan 2017 at 6:59 pm

A Hove man has been banned from driving for 30 months for speeding recklessly along Brighton seafront while off his face on cocaine.

Seyed Fakhredin Alavivijavieh, 43, of Queen Victoria Avenue, Hove, had 24 times the legally permitted level of cocaine in his blood when he was tested by Sussex Police.

The legal limit is 10 micrograms per litre of blood because some medicines can produce trace readings. Alavivijavieh had the equivalent of 240 micrograms in his blood.

He was arrested in King’s Road, Brighton, in November while driving a red Nissan Primera, District Judge Christopher James was told.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court the judge sentenced Alavivijavieh to eight weeks in prison suspended for 18 months and ordered him to go to rehab for six months.

He said that the suspended prison sentence was justified because the offence was so serious, the amount of cocaine so high and because Alavivijavieh had been speeding so recklessly.

Alavivijavieh was given credit for pleading guilty. He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

  1. Sally Salvage Reply

    I was unaware that there was a legal limit?

  2. James Reply

    Surely there is no legal amount of cocaine permitted being as it’s a class A drug!

  3. Al Bion-Street Reply

    @Frank the Duck – great headline: don’t go changing, you ledge!

  4. valerie Reply

    I had no idea there WAS a legally permitted level of cocaine! Anyway echo Al Bion-Street – SUPERB headline. It gave me a laugh.

  5. S Basd Reply

    Off his face?
    Is this a medical term or just pleb reporting?

    • Al Bion-Street Reply

      The correct clinical terminology is “off one’s t!ts” but, malheureusement, a lot of ISPs get all prudish about this turn of phrase.

  6. Charlie Reply

    Pahahahahaaa funny headline…

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