Police’s crackdown on drink and drug-driving

Two people from Crowborough are among the first 39 convicted as part of Surrey and Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.

Peter De Norville, 46, unemployed, of St Johns Road was arrested in London Road on 2nd June and charged with driving with 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in his system.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 22nd June, he was disqualified from driving for 17 months.  He was also ordered to pay a £810 fine, £85 costs and an £81 victim surcharge.

Lorraine Harvey, 50, unemployed, of Forest Rise was arrested in Forest Rise on 13th June and charged with driving with 63 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in her system.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 29th June, she was disqualified from driving for 18 months.  She was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

In England and Wales, the alcohol limit for drivers is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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

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