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Police convict 54 people of driving under influence

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A handful of local drivers have been convicted after getting behind the wheel under the influence of drinks or drugs.

A total of 54 motorists have now been convicted of offences after being arrested in June as part of Operation Dragonfly - Sussex Police’s crackdown on drink and drug driving.

Freyan Eames, 42, was arrested at 12.30am on June 20 after officers stopped his car in Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne.Eames, of Millbrook Gardens, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to drink driving. He was banned from the roads for 19 months and ordered to pay a £320 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Nigel Fraser-Gausden, 60, was arrested at 11pm on June 20 after his car was seen being driven with only one headlight in Carlisle Road, Eastbourne. Fraser-Gausden, of Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from the roads for 24 months and ordered to pay a £650 fine, £85 costs and a £65 victim surcharge.

Shane McNaughton, 27, was arrested at 11.20pm on June 26 after his car was seen being driven erratically in Marshall Road, Eastbourne.McNaughton, of Croxden Way, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from the roads for 36 months and ordered to pay a £110 fine, £50 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Daryl Benson, 21, was arrested at 11.50pm on June 19 after his car was seen being driven in the dark with no lights in George Street, Hailsham. Benson, of Harebeating Drive, Hailsham, pleaded guilty to drink driving. He was banned from the roads for 12 months and ordered to pay a £300 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge

Mitchell Maybank, 22, was arrested at 6.30am on 25 June after he crashed his car into a ditch in Newhaven. Maybank, of Barn Rise, Seaford, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from the roads for 24 months, ordered to do 60 hours community service and told to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Visit www.operationcrack down.co.uk for more details.

 

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