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Twenty-four people banned from road following drink-driving campaign

Sussex Police launched the campaign before Christmas.

Each of the defendants pleaded guilty to drink-driving offences or failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

Two did not have car insurance and another had neither insurance nor a driving licence.

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney said: “Each of these drivers is beginning 2014 with a driving conviction and the ongoing problems that will cause.

“None of them will be able to use the roads legally this year and all face greatly increased insurance premiums if they want to drive after their bans end.

“Thankfully their actions have not led to the deaths of anyone but each of the motorists was selfish enough to take their life and the lives of other road users in their hands.

“Drink and drug-driving remains a problem in Sussex that we are determined to tackle.”

One of the drivers is Hannah Lawrence, 19, of Manor Road, Lancing, who admitted drink-driving.

She was fined £115, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge and is banned from driving for 17 months.

A total of 98 other people have been charged with drink or drug-related driving offences as part of the campaign.

You can text officers on 65999 with the details of people you suspect of drink or drug driving, along with their car make and registration number.

To report anyone driving antisocially visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

If you know someone is driving after drinking or taking drugs call 999.

 

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