Brighton woman banned from driving for failing to complete breath test

Posted On 14 Apr 2015 at 2:51 pm

A Brighton woman has been banned from driving after she crashed her car then failed to complete a breath test.

Christine Inder, 57, was arrested by Sussex Police at 11.30pm on Sunday 7 December after she crashed her Ford Fiesta into a parked car in Mackie Avenue, Patcham.

She was taken to the custody centre near by, in Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury, where she failed to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

Inder, of Old London Road, Patcham, denied having broken the law when she was tried at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 8 April.

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But she was found guilty and banned from driving for 12 months. She was also fined £270, ordered to pay £500 costs and a £27 victim surcharge.

Another Brighton woman has also been fined after being arrested during the annual December crackdown on drink and drug driving by Sussex Police.

Xingrou Chen, 21, was arrested at 9.35pm on Monday 15 December in Temple Gardens, Brighton, just yards from her home.

Officers were concerned about the way that she was driving her Mercedes SLK.

Chen, of Denmark Terrace, Brighton, pleaded guilty to driving without a licence and driving without insurance when she appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 6 February.

Chen, who also gave the court an address at Starboard Court, Brighton Marina, was given six points on her licence. She was fined £265 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Sussex Police said that 116 people had so far been convicted of offences as part of the annual December crackdown known as Operation Dragonfly.

A further 17 people were still going through the courts, the force said.

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