Drunk drivers are being warned that they won’t avoid police detection just by driving in the early hours of the morning.

Sussex Police officers have announced that a large proportion of drivers stopped in their summer crackdown on dangerous drivers have been spotted in the early hours of the morning.

Another 28 people are to appear in court after they were charged with offences as part of Sussex Police's Operation Dragonfly bringing June’s total up to 76 people.

Recent arrests include Mohammad Ayubiwho was stopped at 2.05am on Monday after officers saw his car being driven with a faulty light in The Upper Drive, Hove.

The 45-year-old, of Lynchet Close in Brighton, was charged with drink-driving and will appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on August 7.

Also joining him in the dock will be David Hooper, who was arrested at 9.50pm on Sunday after officers saw him driving a vehicle with a faulty light in Goring Road, Worthing.

The 44-year-old was charged with drink-driving and released on bail to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on October 14.

Superintendent Jane Derrick, the head of the force's roads policing unit, said: "A large proportion of those who we are arresting are being found behind the wheel in the early hours of the morning.

"If you think you can get away with drink-driving at 1am you should think again.

“Our officers are out on patrol looking for the slightest indication that you are unfit to be on the roads."


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