Drink-driving arrest for 69-year-old Hastings man

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A 69-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Hastings on Wednesday night (December 2).

He was arrested on Winchelsea Road at around 9.40pm as part of a police campaign to clamp down on drink-drivers.

The man was bailed until December 31.

Operation Dragonfly, run by Sussex and Surrey Police, targets drink and drug-drivers throughout the year in a bid to save lives on roads across the two counties.

Four other people across Sussex were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Tuesday (December 1).

Chief Inspector Andy Gooch, of the Surrey and Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, said: “We made our first arrest on suspicion of drink-driving within just four hours of the Christmas 2015 campaign being launched.

“This occurred in the early hours of the morning and was followed by two further arrests before midday – one during the morning rush hour.

“It is unacceptable to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs at any time, and it is particularly concerning to think that some people get behind the wheel of their car the morning after, believing that they will be fine after a few hours’ sleep.”

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 555 111 www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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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