Driver more than three times drink-drive limit banned

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A driver who was more than three times the drink-drive limit has been banned from the roads.

Marc Oakden, a manager, of Chandlers Field Drive in Haywards Heath, was arrested in Brighton Road, Crawley, on December 12.

The 48-year-old was charged with driving with 121mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system, the legal limit is 35.

He pleaded guilty at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 5 and was disqualified from driving for 29 months.

Oakden was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work, pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

John Monks, a government employee, of Sugworth Close in Haywards Heath, was arrested in Mill Green Road, Haywards Heath, on December 17.

The 47-year-old was charged with driving with 58mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

He pleaded guilty at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 8 and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Monks was also ordered to pay a £400 fine, £85 costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

A total of 182 arrests were made in Sussex in December as part of Surrey and Sussex Police’s Christmas 2015 campaign to crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

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 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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