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.”