Pair arrested on Christmas Day for drink-driving

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Another 15 motorists have been charged with offences after they were arrested as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Locally, these include George Hannah, 18, who was arrested at 2am on December 25 in Susan’s Road, Eastbourne, after he was seen driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

Hannah, of Queen Elizabeth Close, Battle, was charged with drink-driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. He was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on February 18.

Karis Hands, 27, was arrested at 3.25am on December 25 after officers saw her driving erratically in College Road, Eastbourne.

Hands, of Alexandra Road, Eastbourne, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on February 18.

Danny Fuller, 29, was arrested at 2.45am on December 27 after officers stopped his car on the A259 at Eastbourne.

Fuller, of Kirkstall Close, Eastbourne, was charged with drink-driving and using a mobile phone at the wheel. He was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on February 18.

A total of 101 motorists have so far been charged with offences after they were arrested this month in Sussex’s drink and drug-driving crackdown.

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 - Sussex Police’s year-round strategy to remove drink and drug-drivers from the streets - roads 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 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.