Drink driver handed a lengthy ban

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A MOTORIST who was found behind the wheel in Bognor Regis while three times the drink-drive limit has been banned from the roads.

Mariusz Lullis was three times the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police at 11.30pm on June 20.

The 25-year-old had been riding a moped on the wrong side of the road when he swerved out of control in front of officers in West Street.

Lullis, of Sycamore Road, pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.

He was banned from driving for 24 months, told to do 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Lullis is among the latest drivers to be convicted of offences after being arrested in June as part of Operation Dragonfly, Sussex Police’s crackdown on drink and drug driving.

Also joining the total of 91 was Philip Day, of Balmoral Close, Rustington, who like Lullis was three times over the drink drive when he was stopped by officers.

Superintendent Jane Derrick said: “Lullis and Day put other drivers in danger as well as themselves through their selfish decision to get behind the wheel while well over the limit.

“Both men must have known they were breaking the law but both decided that their journeys were more important than the safety of other people on the road.

“It is totally unacceptable to drink and drive and Lullis and Day now have many months banned from driving to think about their decisions.”

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