A serving British Transport Police (BTP) officer has been dismissed without notice, following a fast-tracked misconduct hearing.
PC Thomas Griffin, based in Edinburgh, attended the hearing on Monday 13 December and answered allegations that he breached the standards of professional behaviour, namely discreditable conduct.
He was dismissed with immediate effect by the Chief Constable.
In June 2021, PC Griffin pleaded guilty to the offence of driving with excess alcohol and was convicted of s.5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
Chief Constable, Lucy D’Orsi, said: “Any conviction of a police officer is a serious matter that undermines confidence in policing. Policing is entrusted to uphold the law and this trust is diminished when police officers break the law.”
“Drink driving is a serious offence. The level of intoxication and the risk of harm which may have been caused to the public, and PC Griffin himself, was significant.”
“PC Griffin’s conduct amounts to gross misconduct. As a result, I have dismissed him from service with immediate effect.”