Monday, May 25, 2009

43 people arrested for drunk driving

By Cindy Witten
25 May 2009


A total of 43 drivers were arrested for drunk driving in Khayelitsha and Gordons Bay at the weekend. Metro Police set up vehicle check points that targeted drunk drivers.

22 of the 43 drivers were arrested in Gordon’s Bay, while 21 warrants of arrest were issued in Khayelitsha. Over 300 traffic fines were issued during routine patrols in the central city at the weekend. The total included 112 fines for unlicensed drivers as well as 76 for unlicensed vehicles.

“We will continue to takes steps against those who are breaking the law, particularly drunk drivers, as we cannot afford to compromise the safety of other law abiding road users,” said Metro Police Communication Officer Nosiseko Samuel Ntshanka.

The Metro Police say they will continue with regular high visibility patrols, roadblocks and vehicle check points throughout the city.

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