Sussex Police are naming and shaming more drunk drivers
Other drunk drivers were named and shamed by police in a bid to crack down on the offence.
In December, Sussex Police conducted patrols and stops as part of a nationwide campaign called Operation Limit.
This resulted in the force making 233 arrests.
Among those appearing in court last month was Sean Canning, who was stopped at 10.40pm on December 21 while driving a Ford Ranger on King Edward Avenue in Eastbourne.
He said he had “a few beers” but officers noticed his slurred speech and that he smelled of alcohol.
In custody, he provided a breath sample of 78 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per 100 milliliters (mL) of breath. The legal limit is 35 µg of alcohol per 100 ml of breathing air.
Canning, 36, a plasterer from Tugwell Road, Eastbourne, appeared in Hastings Magistrates Court on January 11 where he admitted he had exceeded the prescribed alcohol limit.
He was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £500, court costs of £85 and a victim’s surcharge of £200.
Another motorist who said she only had “a pint” was Paula Mason, who was stopped on Cooden Sea Road near Bexhill on December 21.
She tested positive for 51 µg of alcohol per 100 ml of breath.
Mason, 56, an officer manager from Barnhorn Close, Bexhill, appeared in Hastings Magistrates Court where she admitted to exceeding the legal alcohol limit.
She was disqualified for a year and fined £300, with a £85 cost and a £120 surcharge.
Harry Russo was pulled over after he was seen turning away from police in a Ford Kuga with no headlights on Havelock Road, Hastings, at 10.50pm on 16 December.
He tested positive for 45 µg of alcohol per 100 ml of breath.
Russo, 27, who is unemployed in Elphinstone Road, Hastings, appeared in Hastings Magistrates Court on January 11 and admitted exceeding the legal alcohol limit, driving without valid insurance, using a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession of a Class A drug to have.
He was disqualified for a year and sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid labor at a cost of £85 plus a supplement of £114.
Patricia O’Shea was pulled over in her Mercedes at Snatts Road, Uckfield in the early hours of December 17 after a minor collision.
She tested positive for 75 µg of alcohol per 100 ml of breath.
The 58-year-old Snatts Road retail salesman appeared before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on January 11 and admitted he had broken the alcohol limit.
She was disqualified for 22 months, fined £300, costs £85 and a surcharge of £120.
Nina Sullivan failed a breath test after being pulled over at 1.15pm on December 20 following collisions with parked vehicles while driving a Mercedes at Barnfield Road, Crawley.
She admitted to drinking half a bottle of vodka before driving and tested positive for 120 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath.
Maartyrs Avenue bureau chief Crawley, 35, appeared in Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 11, where she admitted to having broken the alcohol limit.
She was disqualified for two years and five months and made to do 150 hours of unpaid work at a cost of £85 plus a supplement of £114.
David Knight was pulled over while driving a Volkswagen at around 4.45pm on 20 December following a collision on Turners Hill Road, East Grinstead.
The 48-year-old ambulance worker from Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, admitted to exceeding the alcohol limit in Crawley Magistrates’ Court.
He tested positive for 94 µg of alcohol per 100 ml of breath.
Knight was disqualified for 18 months, fined £200 and ordered to abstain from alcohol for 60 days. He must also complete five Rehabilitation Activity (RAR) sessions and pay a £85 cost plus a £114 supplement.
Nathan Casemore was reported to police after he was seen exiting his vehicle, a Ford Transit, on the A281 at Cowfold on December 20.
Police found an empty 50cl bottle of vodka and a half-empty 1 liter bottle of vodka in his vehicle.
They found Casemore hiding in a nearby forest. He refused to provide a breath sample.
Casemore, 35, an office manager at Phillips Close, Maidenbower, admitted he did not provide a breath sample for analysis.
Crawley magistrates suspended him for two years and five months and ordered him to do 100 hours of unpaid work.
The court also ordered him to comply with an alcohol abstinence order for 60 days and complete five RAR sessions at a cost of £85 plus an additional £114.
Road Police Unit Superintendent Rachel Glenton said: “Our officers are committed to catching offenders on our roads before they cause serious harm to themselves or other road users.
“We patrol the county’s roads 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and these results show that while we can’t be everywhere, we could be anywhere.”
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