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Motorists banned for drink and drug driving

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses

MOTORISTS from the area have been banned from the roads for driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

Sussex Police this week announced details of two men from the area who have been banned from driving.

Christopher Humphries, 36, from Clun Road, Wick, was arrested after a crash in Lyminster Road, Littlehampton, at 10.20pm on 29 December last year.

He pleaded guilty to drink-driving and was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Joshua Rideout, 21, of East Street, Amberley, was stopped after police received a report of a car being seen speeding in Tanyard Lane, Steyning, also on December 29 last year.

He pleaded guilty to drink-driving and obstructing a police officer and was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £190 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. A total of 91 people in the county have been convicted after being arrested as part of the Christmas drink and drug-driving crackdown.

A further 54 drivers have been charged with drink or drug driving offences and are currently on bail.

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney said: “Even though we are in March now the courts are still having to deal with the cases of selfish drivers who got behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs. The fact that five of the latest group to be dealt with had previously been prosecuted for the same thing is very disappointing.

“Clearly, being banned from the roads is not enough of a deterrent to them. Hopefully their time as pedestrians will convince them of the cost of mixing drink and driving and might prevent them from doing it again.”

To report anyone driving antisocially visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk or text 65999 with details of those suspected of drink or drug driving, along with car make and registration number.

 

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