Cowfold man banned from the roads for three years

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A Cowfold man has been banned from driving for three years after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Dale Bedwell, 25, of Huntscroft Gardens, Cowfold was arrested after his car was seen being driven erratically on the A27 at Tangmere on Friday December 6.

He was also given a 12 week suspended prison sentence, made the subject of a curfew and ordered to pay £385 in costs.

Sussex Police have now convicted more than 100 people with drink or drug-driving offences as part of its Christmas crackdown on these crimes.

Superintendent Jane Derrick said: “It brings me absolutely no joy that the number of drivers we have successfully prosecuted as part of the Christmas campaign has passed the 100 mark.

“Every person drinking or driving and getting behind the wheel is an accident waiting to happen - putting not only themselves and anyone else in their vehicles in danger but every other person they come across on the roads as well.

“We will continue to seek out and prosecute anyone who is selfish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs and if that means the number of people we prosecute continues to rise then so be it. Every drink or drug driver we get off the roads makes the roads a little bit safer for everyone.”