Operation Dragonfly: Drink driver caught on his way to the shops for more alcohol

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A 47-year-old man got a two year driving ban after drinking a bottle of vodka and then driving to the shops to get more, police say.

Boguslaw Trawinski was arrested after he crashed his Renault Scenic into two parked cars at the Langley Parade shops in Crawley at 10.15pm on June 6.

Police say they arrested Trawinski at the scene and he had 108 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath - more than three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

Trawinski, of Chestnut Walk, Crawley, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on June 22.

He was banned from driving for two years, fined £320 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £32 victim surcharge, police say.

Another driver from Crawley was given a two year ban that same day.

A statement from Sussex Police said: “Christopher Marsh, 35, was spotted by police driving erratically in Ifield Avenue, Crawley, at 11.30pm on June 6 but when officers put their lights and siren on to indicate for him to stop, Marsh accelerated away from them.

“The officers pursued him to his home and then arrested him. He had 104 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath - almost three times the legal limit.

“Marsh, of Barnfield Road, Crawley, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on June 22.

“He was banned from driving for 24 months, fined £580 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £58 victim surcharge.”

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 drink or drug drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

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

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