Worthing woman banned from driving after refusing to provide breath test

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A WOMAN has been banned from driving for a year after she refused to allow police officers to breathalyse her.

The officers had received a report that her car was being driven badly in Worthing on the afternoon of January 1, 2014, during the Sussex Police Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

When they found the vehicle it was parked in a driveway in Marine Crescent but there was no one in the driving seat.

Alexandra Capone was in a garden nearby so officers asked her to provide a specimen of breath because they suspected she could have been drink-driving.

The 40-year-old, of Marine Parade, Worthing, refused to be breathalysed so was arrested.

She was convicted of failing to supply a specimen for analysis when she appeared in court.

A total of 136 people have been convicted of offences as part of the Christmas 2013 crackdown.

A further four are still going through the courts.

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.

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