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Seven charged with drink driving after Sussex Police campaign

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A driver who had a pregnant woman as a passenger was found to be more than double the drink drive limit when stopped by police in December.

Horsham police conducted a ’Drink Drive’ campaign from December 3 to December 28.

During this time, 17 per cent of drivers stopped and breathalysed were over the drink drive limit, which resulted in their arrests.

Of those arrested, seven have been charged and bailed to court.

Two of the people arrested were found to be driving within metres of their homes.

Sussex Police have thanked motorists for their patience and understanding whilst these checks were carried out, and would like to thank the majority of people for driving responsibly during this time.

Most drivers stopped were found not to have consumed any alcohol at all, thereby adhering to the ‘Drink or Drive’ initiative.

Sussex Police have encouraged anybody to report any person they suspect to be about to drive drunk via the 999 system, or if you have information of a habitual drink driver dial 101.

Alternatively, anyone with information can call Crimestoppers and give information anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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