Cape taxi driver arrested for drunk driving whilst carrying passengers

A taxi driver was arrested on Monday, for driving under the influence of alcohol, whilst carrying passengers. Traffic Officers were conducting patrols, when they stopped the driver between Hout Bay and Camps Bay.


According to law enforcement officers, the driver's blood alcohol content was 0.13 grams per 1000ml of breath – the legal limit for professional drivers is 0.10mg per 1000ml of breath.

‘’This arrest is a timely reminder to everyone who transports passengers and who is meant to be in possession of a professional driving permit that you are held to a higher standard in law. Even if your last drink is the night before, the effects linger far longer, so do yourself and your passengers a favour and make better choices,’’ said JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety & security.

Law Enforcement agencies also arrested a man for having 63 outstanding warrants to the value of R65 500. He was taken into custody at a vehicle checkpoint in the CBD on Friday, and appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Monday.


Done by: Esobusi Mkangelwa


Popular Posts