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Latest drink and drug-driving convictions revealed

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11/9/18


The latest list of offenders convicted of drink or drug-driving in Sussex have been revealed.

A total of 163 motorists were arrested in the county as part of Surrey and Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, which ran from 14 June to 15 July.

Of these, 69 have so far been convicted; the remaining have either been charged and are awaiting a court appearance, released under investigation pending further enquiries or released without charge.

Here are the latest convictions:

  • Robert Kane, 57, a plumber, of Edmund Road, Hastings, was arrested in Edmund Road, Hastings, on 15 June and charged with being in charge of a vehicle with 129mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

    At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 30 August, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £100 fine, £360 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

     
  • Samuel Hobson, 35, an estate agent, of Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent, was arrested in Crawley Avenue, Crawley, on 22 June and charged with driving with 42mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

    At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 10 August, he was disqualified from driving for 36 months. He was also ordered to pay a £742 fine, £85 costs and a £74 victim surcharge.

     
  • Jane Challenger-Gillitt, 53, a lecturer, of Roundhill Crescent, Brighton, was arrested in Upper Gardner Street, Brighton, on 23 June, and charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath when suspected of having driven a vehicle and assaulting a police officer.

    At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 17 August, she was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, and disqualified from driving for 32 months. She was also ordered to pay a £50 fine, £50 compensation and a £115 victim surcharge.

     
  • Armandas Malisauskas, 45, a director, of Pevrel Place, Kettering, Nottinghamshire, was arrested in Heron Close, Crawley, on 8 July and charged with driving with 92mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

    At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 8 August, he was disqualified from driving for 24 months and sentenced to a 12-month community order, requiring him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

     
  • William Stuart, 52, an engineer, of Chartfield, Hove, was arrested in Olliver Acre, Littlehampton, on 10 July and charged with driving with 141mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

    At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 14 August, he was jailed for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months, given an eight-week electronic curfew and required to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He was also disqualified from driving for 34 months, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

     
  • Paul Beck, 43, unemployed, of Springfield Road, Crawley, was arrested in Clarence Road, Horsham, on 11 July, and charged with driving with 46mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system and failing to surrender to custody.

    At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 11 August, he was disqualified from driving for 14 months. He was also ordered to pay a £160 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

     
  • Pedro Meirinhos, 37, a catering manager, of Church Hill, Newhaven, was arrested in Golden Jubilee Way, Eastbourne, on 15 July and charged with driving with 96mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

    At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 1 August, he was disqualified from driving for 23 months and sentenced to a 12-month community order, requiring him to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

    If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:
  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.
    People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 
    You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
    If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.
     

 

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Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
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