Eastbourne man admits drink-driving on Boxing Day

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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Dozens more motorists banned for drink and drug-driving offences – including a retired 64-year-old from Eastbourne.

John Tovey, of Brodrick Road, was arrested in Lottbridge Drove on December 26 and charged with driving with 62mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system – well over the 35mcg limit.

He pleaded guilty at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on January 13 and was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also ordered to pay a £600 fine, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

This brings the total number of motorists convicted since the Operation Dragonfly campaign began on December 1 to 81.

Officers also arrested a further 21 motorists on suspicion of drink and drug-driving offences in the first three days of the New Year.

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 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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

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