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Tuesday 4th February 2020

Christmas Day drink-driver arrested twice in two weeks
A Worthing shopkeeper was arrested for drink-driving on Christmas Day – just two weeks after being caught committing the same offence.

Yax Patel is among 31 motorists who have so far been convicted as part of Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.
The campaign – set by the National Police Chief’s Council – ran from 18 December to 1 January inclusive, and led to a total of 110 arrests in Sussex.
Patel was pulled over in Goring Road, Worthing, on 11 December after police were contacted by a member of the public who suspected he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
After failing a roadside breath test, the 51-year-old was arrested and charged with driving with 144mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system – more than four times the legal limit of 35mcg.
He was released on bail to appear before Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 14 January.
However, Patel was arrested for the same offence on 25 December – this time, after officers at a petrol station in Findon Road, Worthing, noticed he smelt of alcohol and witnessed him drive off from the forecourt.
Again he failed a roadside breath test, and was charged with driving with 58mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
On this occasion he was remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 26 December, where he was given an interim disqualification until sentencing.
Patel, of Alinora Avenue, Goring, pleaded guilty to both offences and was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, and required to carry out 220 hours of unpaid work. He was also disqualified from driving for 46 months, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £122 victim surcharge.
Here are the other latest convictions as part of the campaign:
Jacqueline Orourke, 59, a youth and community worker, of Whiterock Place, Southwick, was arrested on the M23 at Crawley on 24 December and charged with driving with 78mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 9 January, she was disqualified from driving for 36 months. She was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.
Paul Hearn, 47, a manager, of Pevensey Road, Worthing, was arrested in Pevensey Road, Worthing, on 31 December, and charged with driving with 104mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system, failing to stop after a road traffic collision and two counts of failing to report a road traffic collision.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 2 January, he was disqualified from driving for 28 months and required to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay a £307 fine, £85 costs and a £90 victim surcharge.
John Scott, 47, a workshop engineer, of Sea Lane, Ferring, was arrested in Goring Road, Worthing, on 19 December and charged with driving with 56mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 21 January, he was disqualified from driving for 13 months. He was also ordered to pay a £440 fine, £85 costs and a £32 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:
Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;

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 costs;

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 or report it online. 
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.
To see the full story and other people listed please click on the link or go to our website.
Arrest made after drugs and cash seized in Worthing

A man has been arrested for drug offences in Worthing.
Officers spotted a car of interest in Gratwicke Road, Worthing, at 6.55pm on Wednesday (29 January).
A stop and search of the vehicle was conducted and a quantity of class A drugs and cash were discovered and subsequently seized.
Officers detained a 39-year-old man from Haywards Heath on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and possession or control of an article for use in fraud. He has been handed over to Home Office.

Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Crime summary
Other than Burglary

Reference: 0016 29/01/2020
Location: Drummond Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 23rd and 28th January  
Details: Entry was gained to a garage. Two pedal cycles were stolen.

Reference: 1532 31/01/2020
Location: Old Fort Road, Shoreham
Date and time: On the 31st January
Details: A garage door was forced and a motor bike and tools were stolen.

Reference: 1297 03/02/2020
Location: Chilgrove Close Worthing
Date and time: Between 22nd January and 3rd February
Details: The lock was picked on a garage door to gain access. Power tools were stolen.


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