News and appeals Nurse, golf player and motor mechanic among those convicted for drink-driving in Sussex
Some of the first offenders who were arrested in Sussex Police’s crackdown on drink and drug-driving this winter have been convicted in court.
Officers made 257 arrests during the month-long campaign which runs from December 1 to January 1.
The aim is to raise awareness that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the major reasons why people are killed or seriously injured on our roads.
Of the arrests, 58 were made as a result of officers attending reports of road traffic collisions.
In keeping with previous campaigns, the details of those who are convicted in court are to be publicised on the Sussex Police website and social media channels as a deterrent to stop offenders.
Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, from the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit (RPU) said: “Although most road users are conscientious and law-abiding citizens, there is a stubborn minority of people who refuse to comply with the law. Not only is this putting their own lives at risk, but also other innocent people’s lives as well.
“These people may think that nothing bad is going to happen to them, but in reality even a small amount of alcohol or drugs can impair your judgement and seriously increase the risk of you injuring or killing yourself or someone else.
“Those that have been arrested and convicted as part of this campaign will be publicly named on our website and social media platforms.”
To read about the persons who were arrested, please click on the link or go to our website.
The consequences of drink or drug-driving could include:
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.
The Rural Crime Team monthly update for January has been published on the Sussex Police website and provides an overview on what the team has been working on.
You can find the latest update here in the campaigns section on the Sussex Police website.
Crime summary Manor Road, Horsham – between 0200hrs and 0730hrs 18th January, a Land Rover was stolen. Cad 0193 18/01/22. Grouse Road. Colgate – between 1700hrs 16th January and 0600hrs 17th January, someone entered 2 outbuildings and one item was stolen. Cad 1240 19/01/22.
Guildford Road, Horsham – overnight between 23rd and 24th January, a brick was thrown at a window which caused damage believe in an attempt to enter, however, no entry was gained and nothing was stolen. Cad 0477 24/01/22.
Randall Way, Billingshurst – at approximately 0315hrs 20th January, a male was seen on CCTV trying a door car handle, the car was secure and nothing was stolen. Cad 0271 20/01/22.
Houghton Bridge, Amberley – between 0900hrs and 1200hrs 19th January, a window was damaged and items stolen from within. Cad 1254 20/01/22.
Worthing Road, Horsham – over a period of time, three power tools were stolen from a van. Cad 1287 20/01/22.
Chennells Way, Horsham – at approximately 0425hrs 24th January, from ring doorbell footage, a person was seen to be trying vehicle doors, believe in an attempt to steal, all vehicles were secure and no entry gained/nothing stolen.Enquires continue. Cad 0310 24/01/22.
Horsham Road, Steyning – between 1000hrs and 1200hrs 24th January, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Honda. Cad 0732 24/01/22.
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