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Crawley drink-drivers convicted

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Crawley drink-drivers were among 11 convicted as part of Sussex Police’s summer crackdown.

Sunday Aba, 44, was arrested after was he was found at the wheel of a car in High Street, Crawley, that was being driven erratically at 1.35am on 1 June.

Aba, of Swallow Road, Crawley, pleaded guilty to drink-driving and driving without insurance. He was banned from driving for 12 months and was ordered to pay a £300 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Jalil Akhtar, 55, was arrested at 6.55pm on 7 June after his car was pulled over in Downland Drive, Crawley.

Akhtar, of Downland Drive, Crawley, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 20 months and was ordered to pay a £260 fine, £85 costs and a £26 victim surcharge.

Charnelle Booth, 26, was arrested at 2.20am on 8 June after she was seen driving erratically in The Boulevard, Crawley.

Booth, of Hillside Crescent, Cheshunt, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. She was banned from driving for 24 months and ordered to do 80 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge

Marius Zielnski, 32, was arrested at 2.35am on 12 June after his car was stopped in Woodfield Road, Crawley.

Zielnski, 32, of Highams Hill, Crawley, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 14 months and ordered to pay a £250 fine, £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

Shivam Patel, 21, was arrested at 2.30am on 22 June in Exchange Road, Crawley, after he was seen driving at speed.

Patel, of Leveret Lane, Crawley, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 12 months and was ordered to pay a £110 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Ernestas Katinas, 25, was arrested at 9.25am on 3 June after he was stopped and breathalysed for speeding in Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis.

Katinas, of Drift Road, Bognor Regis, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 12 months and was ordered to pay a £200 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Andrew Coakley, 49, was arrested at 7.30pm on 6 June after he was seen driving erratically on the A272 in Billingshurst.

Coakley, of Billingshurst Road, Horsham, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 18 months and was ordered to pay a £1,000 fine, £85 costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

Gregory Pollard, 40, was arrested at 6pm on 7 June after his car was involved in a crash in Manor Road, Burgess Hill.

Pollard, of Northway, Burgess Hill, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis and driving without due care and attention. He was banned from driving for three years and was ordered to do 160 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

David Jeffrey, 33, was arrested at 10.50pm on 12 June after his vehicle was stopped by officers in Folders Lane, Burgess Hill.

Jeffrey, of Little Victory Mount, Chatham, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 14 months and was ordered to pay a £500 fine, £85 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

Helen Gramson, 32, was arrested at 8.25pm on 21 June after her car was seen being driven at speed in St Marks Lane, Horsham.

Gramson, of Longfellow Close, Horsham, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. She was banned from driving for 12 months and was ordered to pay a £350 fine, £85 costs and a £35 victim surcharge.

Thomas Moore, 49, was arrested at 11.50pm on 24 June after his car was stopped by police in Tilletts Lane, Warnham.

Moore, of Byfleets Lane, Warnham, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 15 months and was ordered to pay a £500 fine, £85 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

A total of 15 people have so far been convicted of offences after being arrested in June as part of Operation Dragonfly, Sussex Police’s crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

A further 85 people have been charged with offences and released on bail to appear in court.

 
 
 

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