Drink-driver banned from the roads after A27 crash

Drink driving (police, breath test) SUS-141215-090547001
Drink driving (police, breath test) SUS-141215-090547001

A 43-year-old man was handed a second ban for drink-driving after he crashed his van into the back of a car on the A27.

Kevin Burke was arrested at 5.20pm on June 30 after his Ford Transit smashed into a Skoda Fabia on the A27 between the Southerham and Kingston roundabouts in Lewes.

Burke, who has served a two-year ban for drink-driving imposed in 1998, was slurring his words but was unable to give officers a sample of breath to test.

Burke, of Parkway East, Kirkby, Merseyside, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on July 20.

He was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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

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

To keep up to date with officers looking for drink or drug drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

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

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