Hove man banned for drink driving

Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 4:36 pm

A 30-year-old Hove man has been banned from the roads for drink driving.

Aftam Miah, 30, of Findon Close, Hangleton, was one of five drivers in the latest batch to be convicted during the annual crackdown by Sussex Police.

Miah was stopped at 8.30am on Sunday 14 December while driving on the A259 in Portslade.

Officers stopped him because his car numberplate did not comply with rules over the spacing of the letters and numbers.

He was then breathalysed and failed the test so was arrested.

Miah admitted drink driving when he appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (31 December).

He was banned from driving for 15 months, fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas said: “The convictions show that if you are drink driving you don’t have to be swerving all over the road or crashing into someone to be caught.

“If there is anything wrong with your vehicle or your insurance you run the risk of being stopped and breathalysed so if you are driving while drunk or are on drugs we will arrest you.

“Drink and drug driving is totally unacceptable and we will continue to target those who put their lives and the lives of other road users at risk by breaking the law.”

A total of 15 people have so far been convicted of offences after being arrested in the December operation.

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