A Shocking 141 Arrests Since Our Christmas Crackdown on Drink and Drug Drivers

Thursday 24th December

Sussex Police News and Alerts

A shocking 141 arrests since our Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers.

We’ve made a shocking 141 arrests since our Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers launched on 1 December.

We will continue to carry out checks across the county, any time of day, with two main aims:

• To educate people on the dangers of drink and drug-driving;
• To deal robustly with offenders.

This is a dedicated campaign which is run in addition to our routine roads policing duties 365 days.

We’d also like to clarify that these checks will be specifically for this purpose; these are not covid-related checks.

Stay safe and remember, don’t ever get behind the wheel if you’ve consumed drink or drugs.

The consequences of drink or drug-driving could include the following:

  • Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance costs;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

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

Alternatively, people in Sussex can text police on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

The campaign is being run in conjunction with the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and DriveSmart in Surrey.

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