New roads ban for drink-driver, 75

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Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A pensioner with five drink-driving convictions has been banned from the road again.

Harry Brown was stopped by police in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, on December 1 and arrested after he was seen driving erratically.

The 75-year-old, of Willingdon Way, St Leonards-on-Sea, who also has six convictions for driving while disqualified, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and possession of cannabis when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court last week, Sussex Police said.

He was banned from driving for five years, given a 12-week suspended prison sentence, fined £50 and ordered to pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

Superintendent Jane Derrick, head of roads policing in Sussex and Surrey, said: “Drink-driving is totally unacceptable and we will continue to target those who drive after drinking or taking drugs but we need the public’s help.

“If you know or suspect someone is drink-driving, call us immediately so we can take action.

“We need to get offenders off the roads before they kill or seriously injure people.”

A total of 38 people have so far been convicted of offences as part of the force’s December campaign to tackle antisocial driving.

People can text officers on 65999 with the details of anyone they suspect of drink- or drug-driving or visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by The News Editor

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  • Gerri Scargill

    When you get habitual repeat offenders like this, isn’t it time a lifetime ban was introduced? He should also be banned from owning a car. Of course it’s difficult to police when people also make a habit of driving with no insurance, but it should be possible to set up DVLA and Insurance data bases to trigger alerts when people banned from car ownership as well as driving pop up in their systems.

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