Monday, May 11, 2015

18 drunken drivers arrested during roadblocks in the Western Cape

Jaimie-faith Poonah
11 May 2015

The Western Cape Traffic Authorities this past weekend conducted 24 roadblocks across the province of which 2 596 vehicles were stopped and checked. 

1 596 drivers were screened for suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.

This resulted in 18 drivers being arrested for drunken driving.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading was the reading of 1.22 milligrams per thousand millilitres and that was in Somerset West on the N2.

The total amount of fines that were issued was 298 150 rand and since Friday afternoon we also tested the speed of over 4 000 vehicles of which we prosecuted 600 drivers for exceeding the different speed limits.

The highest speed recorded in the Western Cape Province since Friday was 170 kilometres per hour in a 120 zone on the N1 near Brackenfell and then on the N2 near Swellendam 123 kilometres in a 100 zone, in Vrenburg in the West Coast 137 kilometres in a 80 zone and then on the N2 near Somerset West 110 kilometres in a 70 zone.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks over the past weekend one person in Brackenfell was arrested for producing false documentation.

One driver from Beaufort West died on the province roads over the weekend.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said there was only one fatality reported since the start of the weekend and that was just outside Three Sisters on the N1, where the driver of a motor vehicle lost control of the vehicle and died. 




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