Drinking caused A21 accident

Drink driving (police, breath test) SUS-141216-085323001
Drink driving (police, breath test) SUS-141216-085323001
  • Hit roundabout on A21
  • Drivers were alomost twice over legal limit
  • Drink-drive convictions top 90

A driver who crashed his BMW 316 into a roundabout on the A21 at John’s Cross on Boxing Day was almost twice over the legal drink-drive limit.

Adam Kalus, 28, was arrested at 9.20pm on Boxing Day.

Kalus, of Northfield Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on February 18.

He was banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay a £370 fine, £85 costs and a £37 victim surcharge.

Also on Boxing Day, a Sandhurst man was arrested after being stopped by police in Market Road, Battle at 10.40am.

Charles McCormack, 36, was almost twice the drink-drive limit.

McCormack, of Rye Road, Sandhurst, Kent, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 18 February.

He was banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay a £110 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

The two drivers were among 90 people who have so far been convicted after being arrested as part of Operation Dragonfly, Sussex Police’s December drink and drug-driving crackdown.

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

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

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