Man given three-year ban for drink-driving in Rye

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

A man has been banned from driving for three years after being caught drink-driving for the second time in Rye.

Povilas Augustinskis, of Wrotham Road, Gravesend, was stopped on Udimore Road shortly after midnight on Monday, June 29 because officers suspected he could be over the limit.

The 35-year-old had 61 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath - almost twice the drink-drive limit.

He had already served a 13-month drink-driving ban imposed in 2009.

Augustinskis pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, July 22.

He was banned from driving for three years, fined £200 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

A total of 82 people have so far been convicted of offences as part of Sussex Police’s summer Operation Dragonfly drink and drug-driving campaign.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

To keep up to date with officers looking for drink or drug drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

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

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