Sussex Police announce more drink-driving prosecutions

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Sussex police announced the latest prosecutions arising from Operation Dragonfly, their anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

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 13 July), 45 people have been convicted countywide, with each receiving a minimum 12-month driving disqualification.

Benjamin Graysmark, 22, a window fitter, of St Dunstan’s Road, Worthing, was arrested in Teville Road, Worthing, on 12 June, and charged with driving with 82mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system and possession of cannabis.

He pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 5 July and was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also ordered to pay a £420 fine, £85 costs and a £37 victim surcharge.

Jose Vieira, 39, a labourer, of Kimberry, Wick, was arrested in Clun Road, Wick, on 8 June and charged with driving with 78mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

He pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 12 July and was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Paul Roddie, 55, unemployed, of Rivermead, Pulborough, was arrested in Church Place, Pulborough, on 16 June and charged with driving with 137mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

He pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 12 July and was sentenced to nine weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. He was also disqualified from driving for 36 months, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £140 victim surcharge.

Dorota Lawrie, 42, unemployed, of West Way, Wick, was arrested in East Ham Road, Littlehampton, on 18 June and charged with driving with 52mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.

She pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 12 July and was disqualified from driving for 12 months. She was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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