A British policewoman was fired after she reportedly crashed her vehicle in a drunken stupor during the UK’s lockdown period.
Tasia Stephens, who worked in South Wales prior to her dismissal, reportedly had too many to drinks at a house party during lockdown and crashed into a storefront.
The 24-year-old is now barred from law enforcement work for life, as her actions could undermine the public’s confidence in law enforcement.
Stephens attempted to defend herself during a misconduct panel, with her representative claiming that the young officer was “distressed” following her first on-duty death.
However, the panel determined that Stephens showed poor judgement during the incident, which took place in April of 2020.
@THEJamesWhale what’s your thoughts on this – PC Tasia Stephens 24 faces the sack for breaking lockdown rules by allegedly going to a boozy family party before drink driving home and crashing into a house The South Wales officer failed a breathalyser test after the incident pic.twitter.com/kHe8sPmjHv— Scott (@scott180142) February 16, 2021
“We’ve concluded that your conduct, taken as a whole, is so serious that nothing less than dismissal is needed to maintain public confidence,” panel Chairwoman Susan Ridge said.
The New York Post reported that Stephens pleaded guilty last year to driving while intoxicated and was given a conditional discharge for 12 months. She is banned from driving for 15 months.
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