Monday, March 02, 2015

Weekend roadblocks in the Western Cape results in 27 drivers arrested for drunken driving

Oscar Thomas
02 March 2015

The Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province this past weekend of which two-thousand-four-hundred and seventy-two vehicles were stopped and checked.

One-thousand-one-hundred and eighty-three drivers were tested for alcohol and as a result twenty-seven motorists were arrested for drunken driving.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading was recorded in the George area a reading of 1.25mg per 1000ml.

Africa said the total amount of fines issued were R336 300 and the highest speed recorded in the Western Cape Province since Friday was a 156 in a 120 zone in Oudtshoorn and on the N2 in Swellendam 114 in a 100 zone.

Meanwhile during the roadblocks one person was arrested for negligent driving in Brackenfell, another person arrested in Worcester for trying to bribe a police officer, one person was arrested in the Mossel Bay region for being in possession of false documentation and one driver was arrested in Brackenfell for being in possession of drugs.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said one driver died in a motor vehicle accident, nine pedestrians got killed in motor vehicle accidents.

Africa said the driver who got killed in the motor vehicle accident happened in Tokai and the pedestrians that got killed in the motor vehicle accidents were in Kraaifontein, Modderdam and also in Bishop Lavis a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle.

“Late last night in the Caledon area three pedestrians two 10 year olds and one 21 year old women was struck by a motor vehicle as all three unfortunately died in this accident” Africa added.



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