Lewes man caught drink-driving is banned from the roads

Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving
Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving

A Lewes resident has been banned from the roads after being caught drink-driving.

Peter Destroumillo was arrested at 7.35pm on June 7 after police were tipped off that he was drink-driving in a Peugeot 407 in Eridge Green, Lewes.

The 48-year-old, who also lives in Eridge Green, had 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath.

Destroumillo pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on June 22. He was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

He is one of 24 people to be convicted of offences as part of Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

A man who went on a drinking binge and then got behind the wheel awoke to find he had crashed his Volkswagen Golf on the A27.

Craig Collins drank at least five pints of lager and several Jagerbombs on a night out with friends in Kent until 3.30am on June 7.

He then got into his car and headed for his home in Aldershot but fell asleep at the wheel and crashed off the A27 westbound at Norton, near Chichester.

The 38-year-old was arrested at 6.20am and was found to have 64 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath - almost twice the legal limit.

Collins, of Newport Road, Aldershot, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on June 23.

He was banned from driving for 16 months, fined £250 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

Jamie Pope, 34, was arrested after officers saw him driving the wrong way out of Brighton Marina on the inbound ramp at 3.45am on June 7.

Pope, of Midhurst Close, Crawley, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis when he appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ court on June 30.

He was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Kelly Male, 26, was arrested at 1.30am on June 7 after officers saw her driving close to parked cars and at speed in Florence Road, Chichester.

She had 90 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of her breath - more than twice the legal limit.

Male, of Chatsworth Road, Chichester, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when she appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on June 23.

She was banned from driving for 24 months, fined £400 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

Philip Boucherat, 55, was arrested at 2.20am on June 7 in Water Lane, Storrington, after officers were tipped off that he could be drink-driving in his Honda Jazz.

He had 107 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath - more than three times the legal limit.

Boucherat, of Oak End, Storrington, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on June 23.

He was banned from driving for 28 months, fined £750 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £75 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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