Police make seven arrests for drink-driving in Sussex in just two hours

Seven people were arrested for drink-driving in Sussex tonight, police said.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the ‘staggering’ arrests were made in just two hours.

Seven people were arrested for drink-driving in Sussex, police said

Seven people were arrested for drink-driving in Sussex, police said

Speaking on Twitter tonight, the spokesman said: “In the past two hours we’ve arrested a staggering seven people for drink driving in Crawley, Mid Sussex and Horsham.

“We’re happy to lock them up all day long but this figure in such a small time frame is hugely disappointing. Suspect a drink driver? Call us – 14 cells left.”

Sussex Police launched its Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers yesterday (December 1).

The annual campaign, which runs until January 1, aims to crackdown on drivers who drink too much or take drugs before getting behind the wheel.

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