A man from Hove, who was in the van who was driving drunk, realized police wanted to talk to him and fled.
Jonathan Cromwell, 38, a carpenter on Milnthorpe Road in Hove, was spotted driving his car home “going too fast”, Sussex Police said.
In Brighton Magistrate’s Court, Cromwell was handed a ban and a £645 bill after pleading guilty to drunken driving in a silver Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive van.
He was arrested on December 11 and found to have 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 milliliters of his breath. The legal limit is he 35 micrograms.
“Jonathan Cromwell thought he could get away from police who saw him driving too fast to his home in Hove,” police said.
“A 38-year-old man drove onto Portland Road and attempted to run to his address to avoid police.
“He tested positive for 60 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath.
“In Brighton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 5 January, Cromwell, a carpenter on Milnthorpe Road in Hove, admitted to driving above the alcohol limit.
“He was disqualified for 17 months and ordered to pay a fine of £400, costs of £85 and a surcharge of £160.”
Sussex Police added: “The police effort to stop drunk and drug drivers continues year-round, and police officers continue to patrol to stop reckless drivers who endanger their own safety and the safety of other road users. .
“In keeping with previous campaigns, Sussex Police are naming convicted drunk drivers and drug drivers to raise awareness of crime and act as a deterrent to others.”