Three people banned for drink driving in Brighton

Posted On 31 Jan 2019 at 5:30 pm

Three more people have been banned for drink driving in Brighton, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 31 January).

Gary St John, 44, a party organiser, of Varcoe Gardens, Hayes, Hillingdon, was arrested in Madeira Drive, Brighton, on Sunday 9 December. He was charged with driving with 77 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 January he was banned from driving for 18 months. He was also ordered to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Connor Watkinson, 20, unemployed, of Highdown, Southwick, was arrested in High Street, Rottingdean, on Friday 28 December. He was charged with driving with 41 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 January, he was banned from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay an £80 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Ciro Conte, 34, a restauranteur, of Kirkdale, London, was arrested in London Road, Brighton, on Tuesday 1 January and charged with driving with 71 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 January, he was banned from driving for 18 months. He was also ordered to pay a £168 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

The latest cases are among the 240 arrests made in Sussex during the annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving by Sussex Police. Thirty-nine of the arrests were made in Brighton and Hove.

The force said: “Of these, 82 have since been convicted. The remaining have either been charged, released under investigation or released without charge.”

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