Poplar man convicted of drink-driving in Southend
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A man from Poplar has been convicted of drink-driving after being stopped by police in Southend.
Tommy Radford, of New Village Avenue, has been named and shamed by Essex Police as part of their Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.
The 30-year-old was arrested on the A127 in Southend last month and was subsequently charged with drink-driving.
He was banned from driving for 23 months, must carry out 60 hours community service and pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
A total of 148 people were arrested by Essex Police in December.
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Adam Pipe, casualty reduction manager, said: “This was a really good month of action with our officers working tirelessly to identify and arrest drink and drug drivers.
“Unfortunately though I think this figure is just the tip of the iceberg.
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“There are still people around our county who are acting selfishly, thinking they can get away with putting their safety, and that of other people, at risk.”