ANOTHER 18 people, including two men from Worthing and Littlehampton, have been charged with drink-related driving offences across Sussex.
The latest cases bring the total number of people ordered to appear in court to 48 since Sussex Police’s drink and drug campaign started on December 1.
Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney said: “We know that there are a group of drivers who do not believe the drink-drive limit is there for them but I still feel sad and frustrated when so many people are being charged with offences.
“Drink and drug driving makes the roads of Sussex more dangerous for everyone. Clearly some are not listening or are choosing to ignore our attempts to educate them through our warning campaign. They need to know that we will make every effort to find them and get them off the roads.”
Neville McNair, 47, was arrested at 1.50pm on Thursday after a crash on the A27 at the Tangmere roundabout.
McNair, of Brighton Road, Worthing, was charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on January 7
Arturs Mukans, 22, was arrested at 12.15am on Sunday after a car was seen driving in a bus lane in High Street, Bognor Regis.
Mukans, of Norfolk Mews, Littlehampton, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on February 4.
Representatives of Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are keen to answer your questions online about anything you want to know about drink or drug driving and the aftermath.
Between 12.30pm and 2pm tomorrow, Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney from Sussex Police, Tim Fellows from the ambulance service and Justin Goodchild from the fire service will take your questions through our website.
You can email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit them on the day and watch them being answered live by visiting http://sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/drink-driving.
This evening road policing officers will be tweeting live from roadside checks about how the operation is going. From 9pm to midnight you can follow the updates and ask questions by following the hashtag #drinkordrive.
You can text officers on 65999 with the details of people you suspect of drink or drug driving, along with their car make and registration number.
To report anyone driving antisocially visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.
If you know someone is driving after drinking or taking drugs call 999.