Fishersgate man charged with drink-driving

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

A MAN from Fishersgate who drove down a road marked ‘No Entry’ has been charged with drink-driving.

Davide Di-Lauro, 28, of Gordon Road, was arrested at 3.35am on New Year’s Day.

He was charged with drink-driving, failing to stop for an officer and driving without a licence. He was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on February 12.

Di-Lauro was one of the latest batch of motorists charged with offences after they were arrested as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Steve Medlock, 49, of Kingsthorpe Road, Hove, was arrested at 7.45pm on December 30 in Olive Road, Hove. He was charged with drink-driving and driving without a licence. He was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on February 12.

Fabio Caires, 33, of Brighton Road, Crawley, was arrested at 2.15am on January 1 after police stopped his car in Horsham Road, Crawley. He was charged with failing to provide a specimen and released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 21.

Helena Sebestova, 32, of South Terrace, Littlehampton, was arrested at 3am on January 1 after she was reported to be driving erratically on the A280 at Angmering. She was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on February 2.

Raivis Zeltins, 24, of Priory Avenue, Hastings, was arrested at 5.40am on January 1 after a crash in Priory Avenue, Hastings. He was charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. He was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on February 25.

Waqas Mahmood, 23, of Nuthurst Close, Crawley, was arrested at 8.25am on January 1 after he was stopped while driving on the A23 at Bolney. He was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 14.

Candice Henriques, 30, of The Bricky, Peacehaven, was arrested at 9.40am on January 1 after officers were called to a report that she was driving while unfit. She was charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on February 12.

Sussex Police said a total of 115 motorists have so far been charged with offences in the drink and drug-driving crackdown.

For the first time, the Christmas campaign was run jointly by Sussex Police and Surrey Police alongside Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Drive Smart in Surrey and the independent charity Crimestoppers.

As part of Operation Dragonfly, Sussex Police’s year-round strategy to remove drink and drug-drivers from the streets, roads policing unit officers were on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

Teams also responded to tip-offs from members of the public. The names of those charged are being proactively published.

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.