Drink drive crackdown

More motorists have been charged as the Sussex Police festive drink-drive crackdown continues. Among those was Richard Rose, 32, who was arrested at 8.50am on December 14 after he was stopped at a drink-driving check in Wallsend Road, Pevensey.

Rose, of St Andrews Road, Bexhill, was charged with drink-driving, and bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on January 28.

More than 50 motorists have been charged after they were arrested this month in Sussex’s drink and drug-driving crackdown. For the first time, the December campaign is being run jointly by Sussex Police and Surrey Police alongside Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Drive Smart in Surrey and the independent charity Crimestoppers.

As part of Operation Dragonfly - Sussex Police’s year-round strategy to remove drink and drug-drivers from the streets - roads policing unit officers are on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

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

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.

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