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Sussex Police have charged seven people in the first two days of the summer crackdown of drink-driving in Sussex.

The first arrest was made within minutes of the launch of Operation Dragonfly, the force’s month-long campaign to tackle drink and drug-driving across the county.

Superintendent Jane Derrick, the head of the force’s roads policing unit, said: “We warned everyone that we would not tolerate motorists driving after drinking or taking drugs but clearly some people do not listen to warnings.

“We will continue to catch and arrest drink and drug drivers throughout the month. If you are considering getting behind the wheel you are making a choice of whether or not to put your life and the lives of other people in danger.

“The answer is simple - drink or drive.”

Seven people were charged and are due to appear in court and a further four were arrested, questioned and released on bail while police make further inquiries.

Road users in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with details about people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit call 999.

 

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