Lancing labourer and telephonist banned from driving after drink-drive crackdown

A labourer and a telephonist from Lancing have been banned from driving after Sussex Police clamped down on drink drivers.

According to Sussex Police, 23-year-old Joseph Murray, a hod carrier from Grover Avenue in Lancing, was arrested in Wantley Hill Estate, Henfield on July 8.

He was charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis and failing to stop for police.

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At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on September 22, he was disqualified from driving for 36 months, police said, and also received a community order requiring him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.


Lancing's Jemma Squirrell, a 28-year-old telephonist of Western Road, was also disqualified from driving after being charged with driving with 83mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system. The legal limit is 35mcg per 100ml.

Squirrell was arrested in Newland Street, Worthing, on July 11.

At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on September 22, she was disqualified from driving for 17 months. She was also ordered to pay a £280 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

A total of 83 motorists were arrested in Sussex during the dedicated two-week campaign, which ran from June 29 to July 12.