Pensioner banned from driving

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

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

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A SOUTHWICK pensioner has admitted drink-driving and been banned from the roads for 12 months.

Brian Martin, 76, was arrested at 5.20pm on December 7 after officers saw him driving his Nissan Micra in Croft Avenue, Southwick.

He was charged as part of Operation Dragonfly, Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Martin, of The Crescent, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on March 2.

He was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas, of Sussex Police, said: “Both drink-driving and drug-driving are totally unacceptable and I would urge anyone who suspects someone is driving while over the limit to contact us urgently so that we can take action.”

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 drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs call 999.