Two people charged over drink-driving in Hastings

Police are calling for witnesses
Police are calling for witnesses

Two people have been charged over drink-driving in Hastings and St Leonards last week.

Michael Cutler, of Milward Road, was arrested in Old London Road on Thursday (December 3).

The unemployed man was charged with having 61mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system

The 46-year-old is due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on December 17.

Michelle Giles, of Etchingham Drive, St Leonards, was arrested in Church Wood Drive, St Leonards, on Friday (December 4).

The administration employee was charged with having 62mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.

The 43-year-old is due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on December 23.

The pair are two of 22 people to be charged as part of Operation Dragonfly, the Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.

A total of 45 drivers have been arrested in Sussex since the campaign, run jointly by Surrey and Sussex Police, launched on Tuesday, December 1.

Other drivers to be charged in 1066 country include Juliet Robinson-Ovens, of Central Hill in London, and Paul Flint, of Coronation Cottages, Robertsbridge.

Robinson-Ovens was arrested in Hilltop Drive, Rye, on Friday.

The 42-year-old government employee was charged with having 65mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system, and being drunk in public in charge of a child under seven.

She is due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on December 23.

Flint was arrested in Salehurst on Sunday (December 6).

The unemployed 39-year-old was charged with having 105mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

He is due to appear before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on January 6.

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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