Lewes motorist arrested in drink drive crackdown

Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving SUS-141224-111002001
Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving SUS-141224-111002001

Five motorists, including one from Lewes, have been arrested in Sussex following the launch of the Christmas 2015 drink and drug-driving campaign.

Operation Dragonfly, run by Sussex and Surrey Police, targets drink and drug-drivers throughout the year in a bid to save lives on roads across the two counties.

A total of four arrests were made on the first day of the campaign on December 1, including a 30-year-old man at Golden Cross at 8.30am on suspicion of drug driving, followed by another arrest on day two of the campaign.

The Lewes man has been bailed until January 20.

Chief Inspector Andy Gooch, of the Surrey and Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, said, “We made our first arrest on suspicion of drink-driving within just four hours of the Christmas 2015 campaign being launched.

“This occurred in the early hours of the morning and was followed by two further arrests before midday - one during the morning rush hour

“It is unacceptable to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs at any time, and it is particularly concerning to think that some people get behind the wheel of their car the morning after, believing that they will be fine after a few hours’ sleep.”

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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