Shoreham woman banned from driving for a year

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

A SHOREHAM driver crashed into parked cars then abandoned her vehicle.

When police officers found the 27-year-old woman nearby, she refused to allow them to breathalyse her.

Chloe McCullough, of Mill Hill, Shoreham, was arrested at 8.55pm on June 17 last year, after Sussex Police was called to the crash on the A259 in Hove.

McCullough had crashed her Ford Ka into parked cars and tried to escape on foot.

She has become the 112th person to be convicted of offences committed during Sussex Police’s summer drink-driving crackdown. The month-long campaign was run last June as part of Operation Dragonfly, the force’s crackdown on drink and drug drivers.

She appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday, charged with failing to provide a specimen. She was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £130 and ordered to pay £150 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Of the 119 people charged as part of the Operation Dragonfly campaign, 112 have been convicted of offences so far. The remaining seven are still being dealt with by the courts.

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 drug drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

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