Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Weekend traffic offenders arrested


Bulelani Guwa
03 April 2014

Western Cape Authorities over the weekend conducted 24 roadblocks whereby 2 704 vehicles and 808 drivers were tested for alcohol.  Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said 25 drunk drivers were arrested during the roadblocks and the highest speed reading was recorded in Worcester. 

Africa added that they also tested a speed of 11372 vehicles and prosecuted a total of 1358 drivers for exceeding the speed limit. The total amount in fines that were issued was a R151150.  During the roadblocks one person was arrested in Somerset West for being in possession of dagga.

“Two other drivers were arrested for negligence and reckless driving and three other men were arrested for being in possession of abalone worth a street value of R2.6 million.  Three fatalities were reported over the weekend in the province.” Africa said.

 
He concluded by saying that they arrested one driver for overloading a goods vehicle. The fatalities recorded involved pedestrians being knocked over in two separate incidents and a head on collision on the N1 between Laingsburg and Leeu-Gamka.

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