Monday, June 30, 2014

26 drivers arrested for drunk driving in Western Cape

Oscar Thomas
30 June 2014

Western Cape Provincial traffic law enforcements over this weekend conducted 22 roadblocks across the province whereby 2 168 drivers were stopped and checked. 

26 drivers were arrested for drunk driving and 932 drivers were screened for being under suspicion. 

Western Cape MEC of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant said the province is committed to ensuring safety on the roads. 

Ministerial Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said one of our highest alcohol readings was found in Knysna at 1.71miligrams per 1000 milliliters which is seven times over the legal prescribe unit.

Minister Grant has maintained that we remain committed as part of our winter operational that we’ll be intensely conducting throughout the Western Cape. 

Meanwhile during the roadblocks over the weekend 257 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness. 

19 people died on the provinces roads this past weekend.  MEC Grant said road users must support the province’s efforts by behaving responsibly and respect other road users.

Ministerial Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said over this past weekend we had a total of 19 reported fatalities ranging from driver fatalities as well as being predominantly being some pedestrian deaths along our roads.



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