Moment TikTok star livestreamed arrest for drinking in car before racially abusing officer

Queen Bee – known as Priya Sahi – was arrested in car outside an Asda last year

Daniel Jae Webb
Wednesday 10 May 2023 15:13 BST
TikTok star Queen Bee livestreams her drink driving arrest before racially abusing officer

A TikTok star arrested for drinking in her car while live streaming to fans racially abused a police officer - telling him to “learn English”.

Influencer Priya Sahi – known as Queen Bee – was in a car park when she was spotted by police.

The 29-year-old was found inebriated in an Audi outside an Asda – resulting in her arrest for being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.

Priya Sahi live streamed her own arrest (TikTok)

After being removed from the car and handcuffed, TikTok Live remained broadcasting to her 100,000-plus followers.

She could be heard shouting to the officers: “I’ve got no keys in my ignition, no keys in my ignition. “I’m allowed to park up and drink. I’m not driving, so what are you arresting me for?” on 25 October last year.

An officer then proceeded to point out numerous bottles of alcohol in the vehicle to his colleague PC Marcin Kozak.

Sahi, of Swindon, Wiltshire, told officers “I want my TikTok running” before the stream ended.

She then repeatedly told PC Kozak, who originally joined Wiltshire Police in 2018 as the force’s first Polish community support officer, that she didn’t understand him.

Sahi outside Swindon Magistrates Court (Daniel Jae Webb/SWNS)

In custody, she went on to state: “Learn English you European whatever you are.”

As a result, she was further arrested for a public order offence.

At Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, Sahi pleaded guilty to a racially-aggravated Section 4A Public Order Act charge.

Prosecutor Keith Ballinger said the defendant has a previous conviction for racially-aggravated assault dating back to 2015.

In a victim statement, PC Kozak said that following Sahi‘s continuous jibes about this nationality and accent he “did not even feel human at this point”.

He added: “I’m a serving officer and Polish national. It took hard work and courage to become a police officer, I had to prove I speak good enough English and pass tests; I work to exactly the same criteria as my British colleagues.

“Almost every day I’m subject to some sort of derogatory comment.”

The influencer’s solicitor said she was ‘embarassed’ by incident (Daniel Jae Webb/SWNS)

The court heard how Sahi was convicted of failing to provide a specimen of breath in relation to this incident.

She appeared in court the following day, after being remanded in custody overnight.

In a completely separate incident, she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving – but again failed to provide. She later admitted the charge.

As a result, Sahi is currently serving two concurrent driving disqualifications and has accrued hundreds of pounds worth of fines.

Defence solicitor Sandeep Kaushal said his client offers an apology to PC Kozak.

He said that she feels “embarrassed” by what she said and hopes her apology can be passed on.

He told the bench that Sahi was going through a “traumatic time” and was in a “frustrated state” explaining her thoughts live on TikTok as police officers surrounded her car.

When they arrested her she “spiralled completely out of control”, Mr Kaushal added.

He said she is a single mother to her three-year-old son and is medicated for post-natal depression and anxiety.

Due to her limited means, the magistrates imposed a fine of £80. She must also pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.


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