Burgess Hill woman convicted of driving while four times over the limit

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A Burgess Hill woman has been banned from the roads after she was stopped for speeding while almost four times the drink-drive limit.

A police staement says that Marie Mitchell, 45, of West Street, Burgess Hill, was pulled over by a police patrol at Deadman Tree Hill, Barcombe, on 8 June this year.

When she was breathalysed she had 142 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Mitchell pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 24 July and was banned from driving for 32 months. She was also ordered to pay £60 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

116 people have been charged with drink drive offences during Operation Dragonfly, Sussex Police’s crackdown on drink and drug driving in June.

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.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs call 999.