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Misconduct hearing has concluded

News   •   Sep 22, 2020 10:15 BST

A misconduct hearing against a former PC has concluded.

Former PC Antony Pearce, who was attached to the Central South Command Unit until he resigned on 25 January, was alleged to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.

On 20 July 2019, former PC Pearce was arrested for drink driving.

On 7 August 2019, at Hastings Magistrates’ Court, former PC Pearce pleaded guilty to an offence of driving a motor vehicle whilst exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol, contrary to Road Traffic Act 1988 sections 5(1)(a) and Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 schedule 2;

Former PC Pearce was convicted of an offence of driving a motor vehicle whilst exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol.

Former PC Pearce was fined £390, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £50, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 20 months.

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