City records an increase in drunk driving arrests

The City of Cape Town has recorded an increase in drunk driving and motor vehicle accidents. Law enforcement has made more than 300 arrests this week and issued fifty thousand fines. 

Of the 69 motorists who were arrested, 54 of them were under the influence, compared to 33 in the precious week. 


Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says there has also seen an increase in assault cases over the weekend, and that drivers should be more responsible. 

Unfortunately, these statistics are not surprising, and it's likely the overall picture is far bleaker, as not all incidents are necessarily reported through the same channels, or reported at all. The payday weekend phenomenon is sadly very well established and once again underscores the devastating role that irresponsible alcohol use plays in our society,” says Smith. 

Done by: Thaakiera Ackerdien 


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