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Seven charged after police crackdown on drink-drive offences

A Crawley man was among the first motorists to be charged with drink-related offences following the launch of a police crackdown across Sussex.

Jonas Grabauskas, 21, of Horsham Road, Crawley, was arrested after a police patrol stopped a vehicle pulling out of a car park and into Victoria Mews in the town at 1.30am on Sunday (December 1).

He was charged with driving while under the influence of drink, driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence and was released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on December 11.

Six other people were also charged.

Jamie Wrigley, of Northway Road, Wick, was the first to be charged after police were called to a crash in which a Ford Fiesta hit a bridge in Kirdford Road, Wisborough Green.

The 22-year-old was charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath, driving with no insurance, threatening behaviour and resisting arrest. He is due to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 14 January.

Chipo Maposa, 46, of Elm Drive, Hove, was arrested after a silver Astra was seen swerving in Church Road and then hit a lamppost in First Avenue, Hove, at 12.25am on Sunday.

She was charged with failing to provide a specimen and was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 12 December.

Susan Turner, 51, of Pryors Lane, Bognor Regis, was arrested at 3.05am on Sunday by officers at a police spot check in Sefter Road in the town.

She was charged with failing to provide a specimen and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 14 January.

Jessica Haigh, 21, of Hill Road, Fareham, was arrested on the A259 in Bognor Regis after her vehicle was stopped by police at 4.15am on Sunday.

She was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 14 January.

Danny Saunders, 27, of Salvador Close, Eastbourne, was stopped at a police spot check in Castle Road, Pevensey, at 8am on Sunday.

He was charged with failing to provide a specimen and released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 20 December.

Justin Ashby, 46, of Langdale Road, Hove, was arrested at 3.45pm on Sunday at The Level in Brighton after a vehicle was seen being driven on the pedestrian pathway.

He was charged with driving while unfit through drink and was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 19 December.

You can text officers on 65999 with the details of people you suspect of drink or drug driving, along with their car make and registration number.

To report anyone driving antisocially visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

If you know someone is driving after drinking or taking drugs call 999.

 
 
 

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