Drink or drugged driver arrest: Uckfield sign

A sign in Uckfield town centre says a drink or drugged driver has been arrested near the traffic lights at the junction of the High Street and Bell Farm Lane.

The sign, published by Sussex Police and the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, is part of the police drink-driving campaign, called Operation Dragonfly.

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Drink driving sign in Uckfield town centre

Yesterday (December 7), East Sussex Roads Police announced officers had carried out “early morning” drink drive checks on 100 vehicles. There were 14 breath tests – all zero.

And on December 3 they Tweeted: “We’re out hunting for morning-after drink drivers and have one in custody already.”

For the first time, the December campaign is being run jointly by Sussex Police and Surrey Police alongside Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Drive Smart in Surrey and the independent charity Crimestoppers.

As part of Operation Dragonfly – Sussex Police’s year-round strategy to remove drink and drug-drivers from the streets – road policing unit officers are on dedicated patrols looking for offenders.

Teams will also respond to tip-offs from members of the public who see someone they know has been drinking getting into a car to drive.

The names of all those charged are being “proactively published” by the police.

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 555111.

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