Four men banned for drink driving in Brighton

Posted On 31 Dec 2016 at 8:50 am

A court has banned four drivers for drink driving in Brighton since the start of the month.

They were arrested by officers from Sussex Police during the annual Christmas and new year crackdown on drink and drug driving.

Olorunfemi Oye, 19, a student, of Stanmer Court, Lewes Road, Brighton, was arrested in a Volkswagen Polo in South Street, Brighton, on Friday 2 December. He was charged with driving with 54 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

He pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday 19 December and was banned from driving for 14 months. He was also ordered to pay a £131 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Jim Bowden, 44, a tree surgeon, of High Street, Hurstpierpoint, was arrested in a Ford Galaxy in London Road, Brighton, on Sunday 4 December. He was charged with driving with 54 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath.

He pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday 19 December he was banned from driving for 14 months. He was also ordered to pay a £415 fine, £85 costs and a £41 victim surcharge.

Urhan Arslan, 39, a hairdresser, of Portelet Court, De Beauvoir Estate, Hackney, London, was arrested in a Nissan Qashqai in King’s Road, Brighton, on Thursday 8 December. He was charged with driving with 76 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath.

He pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 22 December and was banned from driving for 22 months. He was also ordered to pay a £250 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

David Delplanche, 44, a driver, of Amber House, New England Road, Brighton, was arrested in West Street, Brighton, on Friday 9 December. He charged with driving with 51 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath.

He pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (29 December) and was banned from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Sussex Police said: “Officers carrying out dedicated patrols and responding to reports of incidents have so far made 187 arrests in the county as part of the Christmas campaign.

“Of these, 24 have already been convicted and a further 77 have been charged to appear before magistrates.”

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