A BUTCHER has been caught drink driving.

Paul Barber, 40, ,of Stone Cross, was arrested in Chailey Close, Eastbourne, on 3 July and charged with driving with 62mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 18 August, he was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also ordered to pay a £276 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge. 

In keeping with previous campaigns, details of people convicted as part of this campaign will be published on our website.

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. 

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 

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