Monday, May 18, 2015

16 drunken drivers arrested during weekend roadblocks in the WC

Lusanda Bill
18 May 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities yet again conducted 24 roadblocks across the province this past weekend, where 1 747 drivers were stopped and checked.

1 025 drivers were tested for alcohol of which 16 drunken drivers were arrested of which the highest reading was recorded in Laingsburg.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the total amount of fines issued were R217 800 and since Friday afternoon we also tested the speed of 4 039 vehicles of which we prosecuted 419 drivers for exceeding the different speed limits.

Africa said the highest speed recorded in the province was 167km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell area, on the N2 outside Swellendam 144km/h in a 100km/h zone and on the N2 in Knysna 101km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks two drivers were arrested in Brackenfell and another in Beaufort West for being in possession of dagga. One person was arrested on the N2 near Caledon for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, and one driver was arrested in Mossel Bay for reckless and negligent driving.

Over the weekend nine fatalities were recorded on the province roads.  

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