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First Drink and Drug Driving Convictions Secured Following Festive Crackdown

Published on: 26 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 27 Jan, 2022

16 of the 174 motorists arrested during Surrey Police’s festive crackdown on drink- and drug- drivers, have now been convicted.

The remaining 158 have either been charged, released under investigation, or released without charge.

Among those convicted were:

Molly May Catlin, 19, of Almners Road, Chertsey, was arrested on London Road in Guildford, on 2 December, and charged with driving with 59mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.

At Guildford Magistrates Court on December 21, she was disqualified from driving for 12 months (reduction should she attend a drink-driving awareness course), fined £120, ordered to pay £85 in costs and £34 in victim surcharge.

Grzegorz Dziemianczuk, 55, of Wyld Way in Wembley, was arrested on Cranleigh Road on 17 December and charged with failure to provide a breath sample for evidential analysis.

At Guildford Magistrates Court on January 11, he was disqualified from driving for 17 months, given a community order, ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £85 in costs and £95 in victim surcharge.

Timothy Smith, 45, of Winstanley Road in Portsmouth, was arrested on the A3 in Ripley on 19 December and charged with driving with 53mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

At Guildford Magistrates Court on January 11, he was disqualified from driving for 13 months, fined £500, and ordered to pay £85 in costs and £50 in victim surcharge.

The aftermath of the collision on December 31. Photo Rob Lowe

The case of the 19-year-old driver who was arrested on New Year’s Eve for drug driving, having collided with and destroyed the Shalford War Memorial, has still to be heard.

Progress on the repairs is an agenda item for Shalford Parish Council this evening (January 26, 7pm, in the village hall).

See: Driver Arrested On Suspicion of Drug Driving After Collision with War Memorial and Shalford War Memorial Destroyed in Collision, Man in Custody

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