Dagenham man convicted of drink driving in Southend

PUBLISHED: 16:15 18 June 2018

Daniel Parks has been found guilty of drink driving. Pic: Essex Police.

Daniel Parks has been found guilty of drink driving. Pic: Essex Police.


A motorist from Dagenham has been convicted of drink driving after he was stopped by police in Essex.

Daniel Parks, 26, of Sedgemoor Drive, was arrested by police in Southend last December and subsequently charged.

Last week he was disqualified for 12 months and ordered to pay £350 in costs.

Parks has been named and shamed as part of a Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign by Essex Police.

Pc Tracey Bishop, who is also a family liaison officer, said: “Having to tell someone their loved one has been killed because a driver made the selfish decision to get behind the when under the influence is the worst part of my job.

“There are no words to describe the devastation caused by drink and drug driving.”

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories


Barking captain Pulkit Gupta is confident a victory against Hawks this weekend can turn their Essex County League fortunes around.


Matt Quinn, who has played for South Woodford in the past, discusses his long rehabilitation following a back injury


England hockey keeper Maddie Hinch has been put through her paces ahead of this summer’s World Cup in London — albeit in fairly unusual circumstances.


A cricket coaching programme to help people get their lives on track is being run by Essex Cricket in Dagenham.

Yesterday, 21:06

With just one success to show from their opening four matches in the Vitality Blast, Essex Eagles will be looking to turn around their form when they play back-to-back matches this weekend.

Yesterday, 16:00

The Barking and Dagenham Post wants to know the kind of stories our readers think we should be covering.

Yesterday, 16:00

Dagenham (Police & Community) Boxing Club celebrated their most successful boxing season in 15 years at their annual awards presentation at the Roundhouse, Dagenham.

Yesterday, 12:11

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with an a stabbing that took place while a man was being robbed on Monday.


Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now