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Three charged in Christmas drink-driving crackdown

Three men are set to appear before the courts after being charged with drink driving.

In an effort to crack down on anyone suspected of driving while under the influence of drink and drugs and breaking the law officers were out in force responding to any incidents over the Christmas period.

One man was charged with failing to provide a breath sample after a car crashed into a bollard in the early hours of Boxing Day (26 December).

Officers attended a collision in Sneinton Road, Sneinton, at around 1.50am after receiving a call from a member of the public.

Dusan Horvath, 26, of St Stephens Avenue, Sneinton, has now been charged with failing to provide a breath sample and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 21 January 2022.

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The force is carrying out operations in an effort to crack down on drivers who are breaking the law and putting their own and other people’s lives at great risk by getting behind the wheel after having a drink or taking drugs.

Only a day later another man was arrested after a car collided with a lamp post on a zebra crossing in St Ann’s Well Road, St Ann’s, at around 1.30am on 27 December.

The 33-year-old was later charged with failing to provide a specimen.

David Manners, from North Yorkshire, was released on police bail to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

An hour-and-a-half later, in the early hours of Monday (27 December), officers again had to spring into action to deal with another suspected drink driver.

After receiving a call from a member of the public of a man reportedly driving while drunk in Sandringham Road, Sneinton, at around 3am, officers quickly found and pulled over a 41-year-old suspect.

Prasanna Mahendran, of Holborn Avenue, Sneinton, was charged with failing to provide a specimen and released on police bail to attend Nottingham Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

Sergeant Sarah Stables, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Time and time again we are seeing members of the public get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking or taking drugs and putting not only their own but other innocent people’s lives at risk.

“These bollards or lamp posts could have easily been an innocent person walking along the street or crossing the road going about their daily life.

“We sadly attend jobs all too often where someone has lost their life due to a drink or drug driver taking to the road.

“That one decision can have utterly devastating impacts on families and the consequences can last a lifetime.

“The charging of these three men show that our officers are relentless in cracking down on intoxicated drivers.

“We would again urge anyone who knows or suspects that someone is driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to ring us on 101 and report them or you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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