Eastbourne man charged with drink driving after crashing into parked van

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An Eastbourne man has become one of a further 14 people to be charged with offences after being arrested as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Jean Duvivier, 32, was arrested at 1.05am on December 7 after officers saw him crash his car into a parked van in Marine Parade, Eastbourne.

Duvivier, of Hartington Place, Eastbourne, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on January 21.

A total of 20 people have now been charged since Operation Dragonfly launched its Christmas crackdown campaign earlier this month.

For the first time, the December campaign is being 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, road policing unit officers are on dedicated patrols looking for offenders. Teams will also respond to tip-offs from members of the public who see someone they know has been drinking getting into a car to drive.

The names of all those charged are being proactively published.

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.