TWO drivers were stopped in the Bognor Regis area on the first day of a police crackdown on drink driving.
An Aldwick woman is due to appear in court charged with drink-related driving offences in the first hours of a police crackdown across Sussex.
Susan Turner, 51, of Pryors Lane, was arrested at 3.05am yesterday (Sunday, December 1) by officers at a police spot check in Sefter Road, Pagham.
She was charged with failing to provide a specimen and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on January 14.
Jessica Haigh, 21, of Hill Road, Fareham, was arrested on the A259 in Bognor after her vehicle was stopped by police later that morning at 4.15am.
She was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on January 14.
Five others were also arrested at various locations across the county.
Jamie Wrigley, of Northway Road, Wick, was the first to be charged after police were called to a crash in which a Ford Fiesta hit a bridge in Kirdford Road, Wisborough Green.
The 22-year-old was charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath, driving with no insurance, threatening behaviour and resisting arrest. He is due to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on January 14.
Chipo Maposa, 46, of Elm Drive, Hove, was arrested after a silver Astra was seen swerving in Church Road and then hit a lamppost.
She was charged with failing to provide a specimen and was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on December 12.
Jonas Grabauskas, 21, of Horsham Road, Crawley, was arrested after a police patrol stopped a vehicle pulling out of a car park and into Victoria Mews in the town.
He was charged with driving while under the influence of drink, driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence and was released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on December 11.
Danny Saunders, 27, of Salvador Close, Eastbourne, was stopped at a police spot check in Castle Road, Pevensey.
He was charged with failing to provide a specimen and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on December 20.
Justin Ashby, 46, of Langdale Road, Hove, was arrested at 3.45pm in Brighton after a vehicle was seen being driven on the pedestrian pathway.
He was charged with driving while unfit through drink and was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on December 19.
Chief inspector Natalie Moloney said: “It is sad that so many people ignored the warnings that we would be looking for drink-drivers and have been charged with offences within hours of the start of the campaign.
“The arrests and the naming of those charged with offences will continue across the county throughout the month.
“This campaign will help make the roads safer by reducing accidents and getting drink-drivers off the roads. Please don’t join our statistics this month.”
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.