A police officer in Westminster has been fired from the force following an earlier conviction for drink driving.
PC Spencer Garland was dismissed by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at a special case misconduct hearing on Thursday (September 15).
The hearing proved he failed to meet the required standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.
He was convicted for drink driving and sentenced to an 18-month driving disqualification, fined £400, with £85 costs and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £40, at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court on March 21.
Assistant Commissioner Helen King, lead for professionalism and chair of the hearing, said: "Drink driving brings discredit on the police service as a whole because public confidence depends on police officers demonstrating the highest standards of personal and professional behaviour.
"This type of offending undermines public confidence in the police service and immediate dismissal is the appropriate sanction."