Drivers arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving in Crawley

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Two drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving in Crawley.

Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (December 1) in Grange Close at around 10.30am on suspicion of drug-driving.

He was bailed until January 23.

A second driver, a 63-year-old woman, was stopped by officers later that evening at around 8.20pm in Langley Parade on suspicion of drink-driving.

She was bailed until December 27.

Five motorists have been arrested in Sussex following the launch of the Christmas 2015 drink and drug-driving campaign.

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.

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.”

A 27-year-old man, from Brighton, and a 30-year-old man from Lewes were also arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of drink and drug-driving respectively.

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

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit http://www.operationcrackdown.co.uk/.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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