Four local men have been charged with offences as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving.
Todd Tidswell, a shop employee of The Broyle in Ringmer, was arrested in Lewes Road, Brighton, on December 4 and charged with failing to provide a specimen, driving without insurance, possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class B drug. The 20-year-old is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on December 21.
Adrian Hawthorn, a builder of Mongers Lane, Barcombe, was arrested in Uckfield Road, Ringmer, on December 4 and charged with having 53mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The 57-year-old is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on December 21.
John Bransby-Zachary, a financial consultant of Main Road, Hadlow Down, was arrested on the A22 at Halland on December 5 and charged with having 67mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The 42-year-old is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on December 21.
Alecio Vieira, a waiter, of Newmarket Road, Brighton, was arrested at Beddingham roundabout near Lewes on December 6 and charged with having 106mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The 33-year-old is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on December 21.
The men are four out of 22 people charged with offences since Operation Dragonfly launched on December 1. A total of 45 people have been arrested and one man has been convicted.
People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit http://www.operationcrackdown.co.uk/.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/).
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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