‘You will be convicted if you drink-drive’ says inspector

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FIFTEEN people have been convicted of drink and drug driving offences since a police crackdown began a year ago.

Sussex Police teamed up with Surrey roads policing unit on dedicated patrols for Operation Dragonfly.

Chief inspector Phil Nicholas said: ‘The convictions show that if you are drink-driving you don’t have to be swerving all over the road or crashing into someone to be caught.

‘If there is anything wrong with your vehicle or your insurance you run the risk of being stopped and breathalysed so if you are driving while drunk or are on drugs we will arrest you.

‘Drink and drug-driving is totally unacceptable and we will continue to target those who put their lives and the lives of other road users at risk by breaking the law.’

Teams also respond to tip-offs from members of the public who see someone they know has been drinking getting into a car to drive.

The names of those arrested have been published in The News once they have been charged.

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

Alternatively you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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