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Tuesday 7th September 2021


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Woman spat at police following drink-drive arrest
 A woman who spat at police after she was arrested for being more than twice the drink-drive limit has been convicted in court.

Officers were on patrol on the A270 Old Shoreham Road, Southwick, around 11.56pm on 2 July when they spotted a Renault Megane being driven with two deflated tyres.

They signalled for the vehicle to stop and the driver – identified as Tracey Coles, 48, unemployed, of Kingsland Close, Shoreham – was required to take a roadside breath test, which she failed.

She was arrested, at which point she became aggressive and used a number of expletives directed towards the two arresting officers. While handcuffed, she spat at one of the officers, narrowly missing his face.

She was subsequently charged with assaulting an emergency worker and driving with 75mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system. The legal limit is 35mcg.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 5 August, she was disqualified from driving for 17 months. She was also ordered to pay a £240 fine, £85 costs, a £34 victim surcharge and £50 compensation to the officer.

Coles was among 279 motorists arrested in Sussex during a dedicated crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, which was run between 11 June and 11 July, and was in addition to our routine roads policing duties 365 days year.

These are just some of the arrests that were made:
Callie Vine, 20, unemployed, of Shakespeare Road, Worthing, was arrested in Connaught Road, Littlehampton, on 2 July, and charged with driving with 67mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system, driving with no licence and driving with no insurance.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 10 August, she was disqualified from driving for 18 months. She was also ordered to pay a £10 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge. 
 
Tracey Hayes, 51, a nurse, of Raleigh Crescent, Worthing, was arrested in Rectory Road, Worthing, on 3 July and charged with driving with 124mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 10 August, she was disqualified from driving for 30 months. She was also ordered to pay a £200 fine, £85 costs and a £95 victim surcharge. 
 
Ridwan Husain, 21, a delivery driver, of Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, was arrested in Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton, on 4 July and charged with driving with 60mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 5 August, he was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also ordered to pay a £375 fine, £85 costs and a £38 victim surcharge. 
 
Michael Roberts, 31, a double glazer, of Adur Avenue, Shoreham, was arrested in Kingsway, Hove, on 8 July and charged with driving with 49mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 12 August, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £250 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge. 
 
Joseph Francis, 24, a lifeguard, of Clarendon Road, Worthing, was arrested in Felpham Way, Felpham, on 10 July and charged with driving with 69mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 17 August, he was disqualified from driving for 18 months. He was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge. 

In keeping with previous campaigns, details of people convicted as part of this campaign will be published on our website.
If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. More details can be found on our website. 
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.
 http://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/court-results/woman-spat-at-police-following-drink-drive-arrest/
 
Crime summary
Valencia Road, West Worthing – overnight 1st September, someone entered a property through and insecure door, nothing was taken. Cad 0636 01/09/21.
 
Beach Green, Shoreham – time frame unknown, damage was caused to a beach hut door, no entry was gained and nothing was stolen. Cad 0839 05/09/21.
 
Rowlands Road, West Worthing – between 0010hrs 31st August and 1700hrs 1st September, a motor cycle was stolen. Cad 0955 01/09/21.
 
Lamorna Grove, Broadwater – a vehicle was entered, damage caused and items stolen. Cad 0685 05/09/21.
 
Mansell Road, Shoreham – between 2115hrs 6th September and 0730hrs 7th September, a vehicle was stolen. Cad 0280 07/09/21.
   
Other
 If you have a garden, this time of year many people will be thinking about getting their garden ready for winter and spending more time in the shed, garage or outbuilding. But, many people don’t secure their shed or garage in the same way they do their homes, often using an easy-to-break lock or padlock to protect valuable contents such as a car, bike or lawnmower.
An opportunistic burglar will try a shed or garage first because they can find the tools they need to break into the main house.

Click on the link to get crime prevention advice on how to protect your home and garden.
https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/protect-home-crime/secure-shed-garage/
 
Adur East Lions Family Funday Sunday 5th September.
Thank you to all those who came along to meet us at the Adur East Lions Family Funday on Sunday 5th September, it was great to meet so many local residents on such a lovely sunny day.

 
 

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

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

 

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