Eastbourne woman charged in drink-driving crackdown

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More than 100 motorists, including a woman from Eastbourne, have been arrested in Sussex since police launched a Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

A total of 102 arrests have been made in the county as part of Operation Dragonfly, a campaign launched by Surrey and Sussex Police on December 1. So far, 50 people have been charged after arrest.

They include Alison White, 51, a secretary, of Lincoln Close, Eastbourne, who was arrested in Eastbourne Road, Willingdon, on Saturday, December 12.

White was charged with having 92mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system, above the legal limit of 35mg per 100ml.

She is due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday December 30.

Other arrests include Jack Ayling, 28, a builder, of Heather Walk, Crowborough, who was arrested at Boship Roundabout in Lower Dicker on Saturday December 12.

He was charged with having 58mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system and driving without a valid test certificate.

He is due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on December 30.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit http://www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/).

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

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