Monday, July 28, 2008

Malmesbury constable arrested

By Cindy Witten
28 July 2008

A SAPS Constable was arrested on an accident scene after four people died on Friday evening.
A green BMW drove at a high speed down Darling Road towards Bokomo Road. Another vehicle, a red VW Golf was travelling from the N7-highway onto the off-ramp and stopped at the stop-street sign. The two vehicles collided in Bokomo Road.

Spokesperson for SAPS, Inspector Bernadine Steyn, said that four of the five male occupants in the Golf died due to the injuries they sustained. Two men died on the scene, two men passed away on their way to hospital. The fifth occupant sustained less serious injuries and was taken to hospital. He was discharged after medical treatment. All of the men are from Malmesbury. None of the four male occupants in the BMW sustained any serious injuries.

“The driver of the BMW, a 24-year-old constable, stationed at Moorreesburg police station, was arrested for culpable homicide, reckless and negligent driving and driving under the influence,” said Steyn. She confirmed that an internal investigation into the matter is underway.
The constable was granted bail of R3000 and appeared in the Malmesbury Magistrate's court this morning. The case is postponed until 7 November 2008.


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