Twelve more people charged in drink and drug-driving crackdown

Leicestershire Police has launched its June drink and drug driving campaign EMN-150106-182541001
Leicestershire Police has launched its June drink and drug driving campaign EMN-150106-182541001
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Another 12 motorists have been charged with offences as part of Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

John Barker, 41, was arrested at 6.45pm on Monday, June 1 after he went through a red light in Holland Road, Hove.

Barker, of Adelaide Crescent, Hove, was charged with drink-driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition. He was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 16.

Irena Williams, 50, was arrested at 7.50pm on Tuesday, June 2 after her Volkswagen Polo collided with a parked Toyota Avensis in Royal Parade, Eastbourne.

Williams, of Cromarty Walk, Eastbourne, was charged with driving without a licence and failing to provide a specimen for analysis. She was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on June 17.

Trevor Saunders, 30, was arrested at 8am on June 4 after he was stopped because he was driving erratically in Lewes Road, Brighton.

Saunders, of Eaton Place, Brighton, was charged with drink-driving. He was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 25.

John Darke, 50, was arrested at 2.40pm on June 4 in Lewes Road, Brighton, after officers saw him leaving a pub, getting into a car and driving off.

Darke, of Preston Road, Brighton, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 18.

Brooke Burton, 26, was arrested at 9.15pm on June 4 after officers stopped her car at Ringles Cross, Uckfield.

Burton, of Nevill Road, Uckfield, was charged with drink-driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence. She was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 22.

Michael Shaw, 23, was arrested at 1.55am on June 5 in Kings Road, Brighton, after his car was seen being driven without its lights on as it went through a red light.

Shaw, of St Giles Close, Shoreham, was charged with failing to provide a statement for analysis and released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 22.

Frederick Humphrey, 66, was arrested at 11.25am on June 5 after officers stopped his car in Pagham Road, Bognor Regis.

Humphrey, of Pagham Road, Bognor Regis, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on June 23.

Branislav Balaz, 46, was arrested at 10.10pm on June 5 after he was found sitting in his car on the A259 near Pevensey.

Balaz, of St Helen’s Park Road, Hastings, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on June 24.

Garikai Midzi, 33, was arrested at 11.20pm on June 5 after he was seen speeding in Wey Hill, Haslemere.

Midzi, of Chestnut Avenue, Haslemere, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on June 23.

Reginald Acquaah, 37, was arrested at 11.35pm on June 5 after officers stopped his car on the A259 Brighton Road in Lancing.

Acquaah, of Church Close, Upper Beeding, was charged with drink-driving and speeding. He was released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on July 2.

Benjamin Cassidy, 26, was arrested at 2.35am on June 6 after officers saw him driving erratically in Wendan Road, Worthing.

Cassidy, of Armada Way, Littlehampton, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on June 23.

Sarah Goodall, 51, was arrested at 4am on June 6 after she was found asleep in her car in Ashburnham Road, Ninfield.

Goodall, of no fixed address, was charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on July 8.

A total of 18 people have so far been charged with offences as part of Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-driving across the county.

As part of Operation Dragonfly, road policing unit officers are on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

Teams are responding to tip-offs from members of the public who see someone they know has been drinking getting into a car to drive.

Stop checks are also being set up at locations across Sussex and Surrey, in particular at locations where there is intelligence that there has been a history of drink-driving.

In previous campaigns, the forces have named all those charged with drink or drug-driving offences that were committed during the month-long crackdown.

In addition, this year the forces will be releasing footage of convicted offenders that shows the state they were in when they got behind the wheel - and how important it is that they are banned from the roads before they hurt anyone.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

To keep up to date with officers looking for drink or drug drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs call 999.

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