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133 arrested during Summer Operation Tonic

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As part of our summer Operation Tonic road safety campaign, we arrested 133 people for drink and drug driving in a month-long crackdown. Of those arrested, 74 people have been charged and a further 30 have been released under investigation¹. The highest reading recorded during the campaign was 147ug which is nearly 4x the legal limit.

Operation Tonic ran from 14th June – 15th July, a period aligned to the World Cup and during a number of significant local events and throughout period of unusually hot, sunny weather. Contrary to previous operations, the activity not only involved enforcement but also focused on education and engagement. Whilst high visibility and covert patrols targeted drink and drug drivers, neighbourhood teams and cadets partook in targeted leaflet drops which warned drivers about intensified patrols and provided useful advice.

Operation Tonic in numbers (June / July 2018)

  • 133 arrests
  • 74 people charged
  • 33 released under investigation¹
  • 374+ people breathalysed (Data still being collated and this figure is expected to increase)

 Supt Andy Williams, Head of Road Safety in Avon and Somerset Constabulary says: “Our approach to Op Tonic promotes education over prosecution where possible, with the ultimate aim to reduce deaths, serious injuries and crime related to drink and drug driving.

“I’d like to thank the public for their support with this campaign and for sharing vital information with us. The reports received from local communities is an important part of identifying and tackling drink driving and our dedicated reporting line is always open.

“Despite losing out on World Cup glory, there are still lots of celebrations and parties planned over the summer and I’d like to remind members of the public that there is never an excuse for driving whilst intoxicated. Anyone who chooses to do so not only risks arrest but more importantly, their own lives and the lives of others.”

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens says: “It is never acceptable to drink and drug drive.  When driving under the influence of any substance and taking to the road in a vehicle, you put both yourself and others at risk and the consequences can be devastating.

“The police are committed to keeping the roads of Avon and Somerset safe for all who use them.  I believe the majority of law-abiding people support the police in doing all we can to bring offenders to justice, keeping the roads safe not only this summer, but all year round.”

Avon and Somerset Police received approximately 370 tip offs from members of the public who were asked to call or text with information about intoxicated drivers. In 50% of reports attended by an officer, a driver was arrested. This positive response shows the local public understand the impact of this behaviour and their willingness to help us bring people to justice.

Although the Op Tonic campaign is now over, people are still encouraged to tell the police if someone don’t stop driving while drunk or drugged before someone gets hurt. Call 999 if you know about someone who is currently driving under the influence. In less urgent cases and when the driver isn’t behind the wheel, text 07400 279101 with the word ‘drunk’ and details of the car, location and driver.

Below are the names and disqualification periods for the people who have attended court and been sentenced as of 10/08/18. In addition to these, there are:

  • 9 who have attended court but have been remanded for further enquiries
  • 1 who was sent to Youth Court (who we can’t name due to age)
  • 32 who are still RUI with regards to drug driving and other offences

BANES and South Glos

Duncan James WYNNE (49yrs)
Twerton, BATH
Disqualified 3 years

Rebecca HARDMAN (43yrs)
KEYNSHAM
Disqualified 22 months

Maxwell HIBBERD (23yrs)
Corston, BATH
Disqualified 18 months

Curtis Thomas GORE (22 yrs)
Kingswood, SOUTH GLOS
Disqualified 12 months

Julian Paul HEATH (52 yrs)
YATE, SOUTH GLOS
Disqualified 24 months

David GARCIA-LEVY (20yrs)
Upper Weston, BATH
Disqualified 20 months

Dane KNIGHT (31yrs)
Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire
Disqualified 20 months

Somerset

Shaun CHAPLIN (24yrs)
Hutton, WESTON SUPER MARE
Disqualified 38 months

Joseph EDGAR (24yrs)
BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET
Disqualified 17 months

Mark DUNN (52yrs)
WESTON SUPER MARE
Disqualified 20 months

Joseph EDGAR (24yrs)
BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET
Disqualified 17 months

Amanda TRIST (49 yrs)
Draycott, CHEDDAR
Disqualified 25 months

Karl JONES (52 yrs)
BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET
Disqualified 24 months

Alfred Joe LAVENDER (19 yrs)
WEDMORE, SOMERSET
Disqualified 18 months

Ryan Anthony BURTOO (26yrs)
BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET
Disqualified 12 months

George WEDDELL (19yrs)
Drayton, LANGPORT, SOMERSET
Disqualified 20 months

Ciaran PADDOCK (32yrs)
FROME, SOMERSET
Disqualified 12 months

Samuel Mark James WOODROW (29yrs)
TAUNTON, SOMERSET
Disqualified 40 months

Kamil IWANICKI (25yrs)
WESTON SUPER MARE
Disqualified 2 years

Michael James YANDELL (31yrs)
PORTISHEAD, NORTH SOMERSET
Disqualified 12 months

Edward GRANT (23 yrs)
PORTISHEAD, North Somerset
Driving license endorsed with 10 points

Kevin Michael PARKER (57yrs)
Midsomer Norton, Somerset
Disqualified 16 months

Rosie-Anne HUGGETT (23yrs)
RADSTOCK, Somerset
Disqualified 20 months

Joanna MIDDLETON (36yrs)
WESTON SUPER MARE
Disqualified 20 months

Lea THOMAS (45yrs)
WESTON SUPER MARE
Disqualified 19 months

Dean MARTIN (45yrs)
HIGHBRIDGE, SOMERSET
Disqualified 3 years

Nathan Brian WILLIAMS (27yrs)
WESTON SUPER MARE
Disqualified 12 months

Donna CLEEVE (37yrs)
Priddy. WELLS, SOMERSET
Disqualified 24 months

Emma Louise BODEN (31yrs)
YEOVIL, SOMERSET
Disqualified 16 months

Kenny Grahame GOODMAN (24yrs)
YEOVIL, SOMERSET
Disqualified 20 months

Lawrence KEMP (30yrs)
Glastonbury, SOMERSET
Disqualified 18 months

Mark Anthony GLOVER (40yrs)
Clevedon, NORTH SOMERSET
Committed to Crown Court for sentencing

Bristol

Madelaine Kathryn Anne SCOTT (26yrs)
Bristol
Disqualified 14 months

Paul Thomas YATES (25yrs)
NAILSEA, BRISTOL
Disqualified 20 months

Mark Tomas THOMPSON (37yrs)
PATCHWAY, BRISTOL
Disqualified 12 months

Wil Robert Harry BURTENSHAW (23yrs)
FISHPONDS, BRISTOL
Disqualified 18 months

Matthew KIRKPATRICK (36yrs)
Shirehampton, BRISTOL
Disqualified 12 months

Alexandru Daniel CODRESCU (23 yrs)
AVONMOUTH, BRISTOL
Disqualified 12 months

Jackie MANLEY (49yrs)
Knowle, BRISTOL
Driving license endorsed with 10 points

Alison FISHER (45yrs)
Emersons Green, BRISTOL
Disqualified 42 months

Marcia GUAICURU (41yrs)
PATCHWAY, BRISTOL
Disqualified 40 months

Ryan Mark HAYNES (30 yrs)
Stoke Gifford, BRISTOL
Committed to Crown Court for Sentence

Steven Leslie BROWN (60yrs)
HARTLCIFFE, BRISTOL
Disqualified 16 months

Sandor HAASZ (61yrs)
Bishopsworth, BRISTOL
Disqualified 17 months

Keon WILLIAMS (35yrs)
Filton, BRISTOL
Disqualified 12 months

Andrew Christopher GREGORY (55yrs)
Hartcliffe, BRISTOL
Disqualified 12 months

Damian BACZYNSKI (24yrs)
Easton, BRISTOL
Disqualified 12 months

Alex John TYLDESLEY (22yrs)
HORFIELD, BRISTOL
Disqualified 13 months

Jordan BEASLEY (19yrs)
Kingswood, BRISTOL
Disqualified 17 months

Lee Martin WILLIAMS (48yrs)
Bedminster, BRISTOL
Disqualified 18 months

Sarah RAWCLIFFE (44yrs)
St Annes Park, BRISTOL
Disqualified 20 months

Other

Anthony Trevor SHAW (44yrs)
BIRMINGHAM
Disqualified 22 months

Emma CRADOCK (30yrs)
MALMESBURY, WILTSHIRE
Disqualified 20 months

Louis Roy CASEY (26yrs)
Plymouth
Disqualified 38 months

Daniel Robert Martin LEWIS (29yrs)
SWINDON, WILTSHIRE
Disqualified 12 months

Karen TREVIS (60yrs)
CHARLTON ADAM
Disqualified 18 months

Christopher RIPLEY (48yrs)
PLYMOUTH
Disqualified 26 months

Allan Phillip CARROLL (45yrs)
Dilton Marsh, WILTSHIRE
Disqualified 20 months

Christopher John POWELL (37yrs)
BIRMINGHAM
Disqualified 20 months