Eastbourne woman three times drink-drive limit

The police campaign against drink- and drug-driving
The police campaign against drink- and drug-driving

A total of 204 arrests were made in Sussex between Monday, June 6, and Sunday, July 10, as part of Operation Dragonfly, Surrey and Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink- and drug-drivers.

As of today (Wednesday, July 13), 45 people have been convicted, with each receiving a minimum 12-month driving disqualification.

Sharon McLellan, 39, an animal trainer, of Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, was arrested in The Drove, Newhaven, on June 25 and charged with driving with 106mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system. The legal limit is 35mg.

She pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, July 11, and was disqualified from driving for 23 months. She was also ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months, and pay £85 costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

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 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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