52 year-old Robert Massie from Pulborough has been jailed after he was caught drink driving. Sussex Police officers stopped the car on the A29 London Road on Tuesday. The breathalyser test showed he was four times over the legal limit.
Robert Massie has been sentenced to 17 weeks in prison and banned from driving for five years.
A road safety charity is urging the public to stop drink driving this summer after figures have risen across our region in the heatwave.
5,170 of the 100,892 drivers breathalysed in the month-long crackdown failed the test.
The UK drink drive limit is 80mg alcohol per 100ml blood which is the highest in Europe.
Road safety charity Brake is urging people to be vigilant about all forms of drink driving as drink drive casualties normally peak over the summer.
The charity is asking people to never drive after drinking any amount of alcohol and to speak out about drink driving.
VIDEO: Warning from AA president Edmund King.
Thames Valley Police say they have already arrested 156 people on suspicion of drink driving since the launch of their summer anti-drink drive campaign two weeks ago.
The Force says that is 11 per cent more than during the same period last year. Meanwhile Sussex Police say 82 people have already failed a breath test this month. Officers say it is worrying that people are still making the wrong choices.
Police in Sussex who set up a roadside check on the first day of the summer drink drive campaign arrested the first motorist they stopped.
The 35-year-old man from Lewes was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol when he was stopped in Brighton, at 8.15am on Saturday, 1st June 2013.
Sussex Police is appealing to the public to report suspected drunk drivers by calling 101 or texting 65999 with as many details as you can. If the offence is taking place there and then, people are encouraged to dial 999 immediately.
The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership is preparing to launch its summer drink drive campaign. Around 170 people in Sussex have been killed or seriously injured by drivers under the influence of alcohol over the past three years.
With The FA Cup Final kicking off the summer of sport at the weekend, fans are being urged not to cost themselves a penalty by mixing the game with drink-driving. In June last year, Kent Police breath tested 716 drivers and arrested 172 people for drink-driving in the county.
Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team, Kent Police and Medway Council want to blow the full-time whistle on drink driving with their latest road safety campaign, ‘Don’t Blow It’. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues of drink-driving.
Wiltshire Police have released the results of their Christmas Drink Drive campaign. Officers arrested eighty-five drivers for positive breath tests, refusing or failing to provide a test.
Another thirteen drivers were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs while driving.
The annual anti-drink driving campaign ran from 1st December to 1st January 2013. Wiltshire Police administered 2,579 breath tests in total.
There's a renewed warning tonight not to drink and drive - as people prepare for one of the biggest parties of the year. The Christmas period is notoriously bad - with people taking the risk and getting behind the wheel. A hundred arrests have already been made - as Kate Bunkall reports.
People are becoming less tolerant of drink drivers - that's what police in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have found during their month long drink drive campaign. Since December 1, 100 people have been arrested for drink driving in the two counties.
Acting Police Sergeant Neil Lancaster spoke to Meridian and said officers have also been noticing how children are increasingly becoming the designated drivers for their parents on a night out.