Golden Cross man, 86, charged with drink driving


An 86-year-old man is to appear in court after he was arrested as part of the summer crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Morris Viney was arrested at 7.50pm on Monday (June 8) in Church Lane, Ripe, after he was seen leaving the Yew Tree pub in Chalvington, getting into his Renault Clio and driving off.

Viney, of Rose Grove, Golden Cross, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on June 24.

A total of 36 people have so far been charged with offences as part of Operation Dragonfly, Sussex Police’s June drink and drug-driving operation.

Peter Destroumillo, 48, was arrested at 7.35pm on June 7 after he was stopped by police in Eridge Green, Lewes.

Destroumillo, of Eridge Green, Lewes, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 22.

Operation Dragonfly

As part of Operation Dragonfly, road policing unit officers are on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

Teams are responding to tip-offs from members of the public who see someone they know has been drinking getting into a car to drive.

Stop checks are also being set up at locations across Sussex and Surrey, in particular at locations where there is intelligence that there has been a history of drink-driving.

In previous campaigns, the forces have named those charged with drink or drug-driving offences that were committed during the month-long crackdown.

In addition, this year the forces will be releasing footage of convicted offenders that shows the state they were in when they got behind the wheel - and how important it is that they are banned from the roads before they hurt anyone.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

To keep up to date with officers looking for drink or drug drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

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

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