Tuesday, September 22, 2009

City beefs up traffic services

By Kim Saulse
22 September 2009

This past weekend saw the city’s traffic officials intensify their action against motorists driving under the influence of alcohol in the Mowbray and Sea Point areas when 27 motorists, including three females, were arrested on this charge.

At the Sea Point roadblock on Saturday, a female passenger was arrested for riotous behavior when the driver was arrested for alleged drunk driving.

City traffic services spokesperson Merle Lourens has warned motorists of the risks involved when drinking and driving, as traffic services beefs up its operations.

“Driving whilst intoxicated is exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible. If you’re going to socialise and have a drink, arrange for someone of sober habits to drive you home or call a taxi,” said Lourens.


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