Shoreham man charged with drink-driving

Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving
Operation Dragonfly is focused on drink and drug-driving
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A SHOREHAM Beach man is among the latest five motorists to be charged as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Timothy Woods, 56, was arrested at 8pm on Monday after officers stopped his car in Manor Hall Road, Southwick.

Woods, of Harbour Way, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on February 18.

The same day, Peter Watters, 26, was arrested at 10.45pm after a car was found crashed into a hedge on the A2300 in Hickstead.

Watters, of Muddleswood Road, Newtimber, was charged with drink-driving, driving without a licence and driving a vehicle without an MOT. He was released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 14.

Andrew Dunstan, 48, was arrested at 12.30pm yesterday after a three-car crash in Crawley Road, Horsham.

Dunstan, of Beech Road, Horsham, was charged with drink-driving and remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court the same day.

Jonathan Pringle, 41, was arrested at 12.20pm yesterday after a two-car crash on the forecourt of a petrol station in Bell Farm Road, Uckfield.

Pringle, of The Street, Framfield, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on February 11.

Gordon Parham, 66, was arrested at 4pm yesterday after officers saw him driving with a faulty light in Thornham Lane, Emsworth.

Parham, of High Street, Emsworth, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 6.

A total of 86 motorists have so far been charged with offences after they were arrested this month in Sussex’s drink and drug-driving crackdown.

For the first time, the December campaign is being 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 are on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

Teams will also respond to tip-offs from members of the public who see someone they know has been drinking getting into a car to drive.

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.

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.