Crawley arrests in police drink-drive crackdown

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Crawley drivers were among the latest group of motorists charged with offences after they were arrested as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Fabio Caires, 33, was arrested at 2.15am on 1 January after police stopped his car in Horsham Road, Crawley.

Caires, of Brighton Road, Crawley, was charged with failing to provide a specimen. He was released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 21 January.

Waqas Mahmood, 23, was arrested at 8.25am on 1 January after he was stopped while driving on the A23 at Bolney.

Mahmood, of Nuthurst Close, Crawley, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 14 January.

Steve Medlock, 49, was arrested at 7.45pm on 30 December in Olive Road, Hove, after he was seen to park his car.

Medlock, of Kingsthorpe Road, Hove, was charged with drink-driving and driving without a licence. He was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 12 February.

Helena Sebestova, 32, was arrested at 3am on 1 January after she was reported to be driving erratically on the A280 at Angmering.

Sebestova, of South Terrace, Littlehampton, was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 2 February.

Davide Di-Lauro, 28, was arrested at 3.35am on 1 January after he drove down a road marked No Entry.

Di-Lauro, of Gordon Road, Fishersgate, was charged with drink-driving, failing to stop for an officer and driving without a licence. He was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 12 February.

Raivis Zeltins, 24, was arrested at 5.40am on 1 January after a crash in Priory Avenue, Hastings.

Zeltins, of Priory Avenue, Hastings, was charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. He was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 25 February.

Candice Henriques, 30, was arrested at 9.40am on 1 January after officers were called to a report that she was driving while unfit.

Henriques, of The Bricky, Peacehaven, was charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis. She was released on bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 12 February.

A total of 115 motorists have so far been charged with offences after they were arrested this month in Sussex’s drink and drug-driving crackdown.

For the first time, the Christmas campaign was run jointly by Sussex Police and Surrey Police alongside Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Drive Smart in Surrey and the independent charity Crimestoppers.

As part of Operation Dragonfly - Sussex Police’s year-round strategy to remove drink and drug-drivers from the streets - roads policing unit officers were on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

Teams also responded to tip-offs from members of the public.