Widow's drink-drive video plea

A woman widowed after her husband was killed by a drink-driver has filmed a video encouraging motorists not to drink and drive.

The Argus:

Toby Lingdren died after his Ford Fiesta was hit by a Honda Civic being driven by James Daily.

Daily had been drinking the night before and was fiddling with his radio when the crash happened in Adversane Lane, Adversane.

Daily, then 26, of Cleve Way, Billingshurt, was jailed for four years and banned from driving for four years after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Hove Crown Court in March 2009.

Now Kirsty Lingdren has filmed a video with Sussex Police in which she explains how she had to break the news to their two children, Tom, then five, and Sasha, then 12, and that their father would never be coming home.

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney said: “I am so grateful to Kirsty for having the strength to support the message that motorists should not drink or drive. I hope her video will bring home to drivers the impact that drinking and driving can have.

"Hopefully it will also persuade partners of drink-drivers to convince their other halves to stop putting their lives at risk and the lives of other road users.”

To watch the video, visit www.theargus.co.uk.

Ms Lingdren’s video comes as Sussex Police publically names drivers arrested in the county on suspicion of drink driving.

Sussex Police are naming drivers charged with getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs this festive period for the first time.

Anybody who suspects someone of drink or drug driving can text police on 65999 with the details of the people you suspect to be drink or drug driving along with their car make and registration number or call 999.

To report anyone driving antisocially visit www.operation crackdown.co.uk.

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