Drink-driving ex-copper at Southwark and Lambeth police would’ve been fired if he hadn’t resigned, says Met

Josh Salisbury (22 September, 2020)

Former PC Pearce resigned from the force in January

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A drink-driving copper attached to the Southwark and Lambeth branch of the Met would’ve been fired if he hadn’t already resigned, the force has said.

A disciplinary hearing for former officer PC Antony Pearce concluded a verdict of gross misconduct on Friday. 

Pearce had been arrested on July 20, 2019 for drink-driving. The following month, he pleaded guilty at Hastings Magistrates’ Court to driving a vehicle over the drink-drive limit, according to the Met.

He was convicted of an offence of driving a motor vehicle whilst exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol. The court ordered him to pay a £390 fine, a victim surcharge of £50, and banned him from holding a driving licence for twenty months.

The officer resigned from the force on January 25.

The Met said: “The outcome in this matter was proven as gross misconduct at a hearing on Friday, 18 September and had he remained a serving officer he would have been dismissed.”



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