Man banned from the road for 36 months

Drink Drive: Northampton: Northamptonshire Police breathalysing drivers leaving pubs at lunchtime. 'L-r Officers from the Road Policing Unit l-r PC Matt Godfrey with  PC Jason Somerville 'Thursday 20th  December 2012 ENGNNL00120130701131220
Drink Drive: Northampton: Northamptonshire Police breathalysing drivers leaving pubs at lunchtime. 'L-r Officers from the Road Policing Unit l-r PC Matt Godfrey with PC Jason Somerville 'Thursday 20th December 2012 ENGNNL00120130701131220

An Eastbourne man has been banned from the roads for three years after being convicted of drink driving.

Christopher Sales, of Macquarie Quay, had already served a ban for drink-driving when he was stopped by a patrol in Rattle Road, Pevensey, at 10.55pm on June 8 because he was driving erratically.

The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for three years, was ordered to do 120 hours of community service and was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £185 court costs.

Jeremy Travis, 38, was arrested at 11.50pm on 28 June in Gilbert Road, Eastbourne, by officers on patrol.

Travis, of Pipit Meadow, Uckfield, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He was banned from driving for 18 months and was ordered to go on an alcohol treatment course.

They are among 74 people who have now been banned from the roads after being arrested in June as part of Operation Dragonfly.

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney said, “There is no excuse for driving while over the limit or after taking drugs.

“This year we have given the campaign the name Operation Dragonfly, which perfectly suits the way our officers operate. Dragonflies predict where their prey is going to be and then catch it.

“All the campaign activity we are undertaking, including warning motorists we will publish their details if they are charged, is to do all we can to prevent drivers from committing offences. Where that is ignored, we will act to protect other road users. We will actively seek information on who the drunk drivers are and where will they be - and then we will go out to catch them.”

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