Monday, June 29, 2015

34 drunken drivers arrested during weekend roadblocks in the WC

Lusanda Bill
29 June 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province over the weekend of which 2 288 vehicles were stopped and 1 306 drivers were tested for alcohol.

34 drunken drivers were arrested during the roadblocks.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading recorded was 1.28 milligrams per 1000 millimetres which was in the Worcester region, five times over the legal limit.

Africa said then we also tested the speed of 7 280 vehicles of which we prosecuted 1 092 drivers for exceeding the speed limit.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks one person was arrested in Brackenfell for being in possession of false documentation.

In Somerset West two drivers were arrested for reckless and negligent driving and in Beaufort West three men were arrested for being in possession of dagga worth R80 000.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the total amount of fines issued was R389 850 and the highest speed recorded in the Western Cape was in Brackenfell and on the N2 near Swellendam.

“There were three fatalities recorded reported. Friday evening late a driver and a passenger died in a motor vehicle accident just outside Laingsburg. Last night on the Stellenbosch Kliphill road a driver lost control of his vehicle and died” Africa added.



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