Monday, May 16, 2011

23 arrested for drunk driving

By Khanyisa Tabata
16 May 2011

Twenty-three drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in an operation conducted by the Traffic, SAPS and Municipal Traffic over the weekend.

Minister for Community Albert Fritz says the highest alcohol reading was 1.46mg, recorded in Brackenfell, also up from last week’s 1.0mg.

“The number of speeding offences continues to soar with nearly 1350 drivers found exceeding the speed limit.

“We also had a tragic accident on the N1 just outside Touwsriver in the early hours of this morning, when the driver of a minibus taxi en route from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town, lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn,” said Fritz.

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