Crowborough man arrested as part of crackdown on drink & drunk-drivers


Robert Horton, 23, a personal assistant, of Belvedere Gardens was arrested in Church Road in Crowborough on 4th July.

He was charged with driving with 73mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 27th August, he was disqualified from driving for 20 months and was ordered to pay a £384 fine, £85 costs and a £38 victim surcharge.

Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s Summer crackdown, which ran from 29th June to 12th July.

Of the 83 motorists arrested, seven have since been convicted in court. The remaining have either been charged, released under investigation or released without charge.

If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, Sussex Police have said you should prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:

  • Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance costs;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

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

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

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online



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  1. Why does the Journalist not report the exact facts in Court…. Not mitigating the offence but this has not reflected the exact circumstances of the case… Why has this person been singled out … when others have not…. poor and unbiased journalism….who pays this person!!!!

    • The facts are he was caught being twice the legal limit and could have killed someone. The article named him because he was from Crowborough, other local town papers would name convicted drink drivers from there town as well. If you’re more concerned about the name of the convicted drunk driver being named then people who could potentially be killed by drink/drug drivers, then your priorities are wrong.

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