Drivers to appear in court as a result of Sussex Police’s drink drive campaign

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A TOTAL of 34 drivers were charged with drink-related offences by Sussex police over Christmas and new year.

Dozens of motorists were arrested by officers doing road-side checks and many of these will appear before a magistrates’ court.

Among those charged was student Reece Backshall, 20, of Whitley Close, Emsworth, who was stopped in Westhampnett Road, Chichester for not having an MoT certificate and was then arrested for drink-related offences.

He will appear before Worthing magistrates on February 18.

Aidas Streleckas, 31 and unemployed, of Linden Road, Bognor, was stopped in Linden Road, Bognor, and was charged with drink-related offences, no insurance and no licence.

He pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced to a community order, 80 hours unpaid work and costs and was disqualified from driving for four years.

Mark Acott, 49, a market gardener, of Reeds Farm, Oving, near Chichester, was arrested after a man was reported found slumped in the driver’s seat with the engine running and lights on in a car park in Queensway , Bognor.

He will appear before Worthing magistrates on February 18.