Monday, February 09, 2015

Roadblocks conducted in the WC results in 33 drunken drivers arrested

Mbasa Gqokoma
09 February 2015

Western Cape Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province this weekend of which 3,082 vehicles were stopped and checked. 1,752 drivers were tested for alcohol and 33 drunken drivers were arrested during the roadblocks. 

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading recorder was reading at 1.19mg that was in the Vredenberg area. Total amount of fines issued was R278 600, and we also tested the speed of 8 746 vehicles of which we prosecuted 722 drivers for exceeding the speed limit.

Africa said the highest speed recorded in the Western Cape Province since Friday was 174 in a 120km per hour zone on the N1 in Brackenfell 135 in a 100 on the N2 near Swellendem, 99 in a 80km zone on the N2 near Knysna and 78 and 60 in Vredendal.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks one person was arrested in Beaufort West for being in possession of dagga, one in Caledon for illegal possession of cigarettes and another for being in possession of drugs. 

In Swellendam one person was arrested for hindering a traffic officer from doing his duties and two drunken pedestrians were arrested in Vredendal. In Worcester one person was arrested for grape selling and another person for negligent driving.

Africa said three pedestrians lost their lives in accidents over the weekend. One in Parow and one in Kraaifontein and another one in Hermanus and one passenger died in a motor vehicle accident.



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