Brighton & Hove residents caught following Sussex Police's drink and drug-drive crackdown

Two Brighton & Hove men have been convicted for drink-driving following the police's summer crackdown.

Terry Skinner, 29, a cleaner, of Storrington Close, Hove, was arrested in Storrington Close, Hove, on June 24 and charged with driving with 95mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The legal limit is 35mcg.

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At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on August 8, he was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £360 fine, £85 costs and a £36 victim surcharge.

John Walsh, 38, a maintenance employee, of Dewe Road, Brighton, was arrested in The Avenue, Brighton, on June 30 and charged with driving with 53mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on July 18, he was disqualified from driving for 15 months. He was also ordered to pay a £329 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

They were just two of the 83 people arrested as part of Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, which ran for two weeks from June 24 to July 7.

Of these, 29 have so far been convicted in court; the remaining have either been charged, released under investigation or released without charge.

The consequences if caught drink and drug-driving:

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;

Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

What to do if you spot someone driving while under the influence of drink or drugs

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.