Court date set for Littlehampton drink-drive suspect

Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving SUS-141224-111002001
Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving SUS-141224-111002001
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A WOMAN arrested on New Year’s Day on suspicion of drink-driving will appear in court next month.

Helena Sebestova, 32, was arrested at 3am after she was reported to be driving erratically on the A280 at Angmering, police claim.

Sebestova, of South Terrace, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on February 2.

The arrest comes as part of Sussex Police’s crackdown on drink and drug-driving offences.

So far 115 motorists have been charged with offences after they were arrested.

For the first time, the Christmas campaign was 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 were on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

Teams also responded to tip-offs from the public.

The names of those charged are being proactively published, police have stressed.

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 drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

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