AN Eastbourne carpenter has been jailed for drink driving.

Jason Sammes, 51, of Seaside, was arrested in Warren Road, Brighton, on 30 June, and charged with driving with 180mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system and driving with no insurance.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court, he was jailed for 22 weeks and disqualified from driving for 36 months.

He was also ordered to pay £122 costs.

He was among 83 motorists arrested during Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, which ran from 29 June to 12 July.

Of those, seven have since been convicted in court.

The remaining have either been charged, released under investigation or released without charge.

If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences.

These could include the following:

  • Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance costs;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. www.operationcrackdown.org

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. www.crimestoppers-uk.org

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.