A man who was seen falling asleep at the wheel in a drive-thru was among a dozen drunk driving arrests over the weekend.

Police have also arrested a 29-year-old woman suspected of being unfit to drive with alcohol or drugs following an accident in Canterbury.

Police arrested 12 people for drunk driving over the weekend in east Kent

Seven people were arrested and charged with driving offenses in Ashford, Canterbury, Thanet and on the M20 between Friday and Sunday.

Alcohol and Drug Drivers Liaison Officer for East Kent, PC Dave Sansum, said: ‘Patrols are equipped with alcohol and drug testing devices and will regularly stop and check drivers as part of our commitment to keep road users safe.

“This weekend, we arrested 12 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

“It’s disturbing and I urge people to remember that their actions have consequences.

“All road users have a responsibility to keep the roads safe and by driving after drinking or taking drugs you could injure yourself or others and end up in court.”

Police targeted drunk drivers over the weekend.  Image bank
Police targeted drunk drivers over the weekend. Image bank

A 38-year-old man from Ramsgate was arrested after he was seen falling asleep at the wheel in a drive-through restaurant car park in Broadstairs on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old Canterbury woman has also been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive with alcohol or drugs following a collision in the early hours of Sunday in Pin Hill, Canterbury .

They were both released pending further investigation.

Those billed include:

  • Michael Moore, 33, of Northwood Road, Ramsgate, was charged with drunk driving in Ellington Road, Ramsgate on Friday. He will appear in Margate Magistrates’ Court on April 12.
  • Steven Webster, 52, of Princess Margaret Avenue, Ramsgate, was charged with drunk driving in Ramsgate on Saturday. He was released on bail to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on April 12.
  • James Harrington, 39, of Marine Drive, Margate, was charged with drunk driving in Marine Drive, Margate on Sunday. He was released on bail to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on April 19.
  • Danny Garforth, 37, of Northdown Road, Margate, was charged with drunk driving in Norfolk Road, Cliftonville on Saturday. He was released on bail to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on April 7.
  • Jake Fox, 30, of Sandown Drive, Herne Bay, was charged with drunk driving in St Stephen’s Hill, Canterbury on Sunday. He was released on bail to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on April 12.
  • Michelle Burton, 43, of School Road, Ashford, was charged with drink-driving in Station Road, Pluckley on Friday. She was released on bail to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on April 8.
  • Scott Darby, 45, of Eddington Lane, Herne Bay, was charged with drunk driving after a vehicle was stopped by officers on the M20 near Folkestone on Saturday. He was released on bail to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on April 20.