A Sussex man has been sentenced for drink-driving and possessing weapons. Darrell Jacob, 41, of Peacehaven, refused a blood sample. He did, however, tell the police that he had consumed a large quantity of brandy and the drug Diazepam before crashing his car into metal railings in Brighton on June 26th.
As well as the count of drink driving, Jacob also received two further charges for possessing knives in a public place. Two kitchen knives were found in the crashed car. This crash came after police had already warned him not to drive, after seeing Jacob intoxicated during a welfare check for a Brighton woman.
Jacob has already been convicted of all three charges, appearing in Brighton Magistrates Court just a day after the incident. He received a suspended sentence of eight weeks in prison, a 30-month ban from driving as well £210 in charges.
Sussex Police have made it clear that they will not tolerate drink driving, with counts up during this World Cup year. 67 arrests have been made since June 14th, with this number expected to rise further until the end of this campaign on July 15th.
If you suspect anyone is or is planning to drink-drive, report this to Sussex Police.