Serial drink-driver banned for fourth time

Drink-driver Adrian Ing SUS-150727-161832001
Drink-driver Adrian Ing SUS-150727-161832001

A serial drink-driver has been banned for the fourth time after officers spotted him behind the wheel while banned - as he headed to a pub in Ringmer.

Adrian Ing had been given two drink-driving bans in 2000, that he had served, and was partway through a three-year disqualification imposed in January 2013 when he was seen driving a Ford Fiesta last month.

A police patrol watched him turn into the car park of The Green Man in Ringmer at about 12.30pm on June 29.

When the officers spoke to the 48-year-old, he had 109 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath - more than three times the drink-drive legal limit.

Ing, of High Street, Maynard’s Green, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on July 15.

He was given a 24-month suspended sentence and banned from driving for four years. He was also made the subject of a 12-month rehabilitation order, fined £550 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas, of Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: “Ing appears not to think that he has to abide with the drink-driving laws.

“He has now been caught four times driving while over the limit which suggests to me that he has done it many more times than that but has managed to avoid detection.

“Selfish drivers like him put every other person on the roads in danger and we need the help of the public to catch and convict offenders like Ing to make Sussex safer.

“We are publishing his image today because we need people to tell us if they see him behind the wheel so we can arrest him.

“If you see someone driving who you think is drink-driving or banned, please tell us immediately.”

A total of 82 people have so far been convicted of offences as part of Sussex Police’s summer Operation Dragonfly drink and drug-driving campaign.

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

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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