Over 40 drunk drivers arrested

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The Gauteng Traffic Police High Speed unit arrested thirty-four (34) drivers for breaking road traffic laws and being found excessively speeding on Gauteng major roads. The arrests were effected following high-speed operations conducted throughout the week that started on Monday, 15th March until 22nd March 2021.

Meanwhile, over forty (40) drunken drivers were also arrested during the drunk driving operations conducted over the long weekend by Gauteng Traffic Police and are expected to appear at various Magistrates court on Tuesday. 

Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson Sello Maremane said the highest drunken driver was recorded at 1,09 milligrams per 1000 litres and was arrested and kept in a custody in Johannesburg.

“In one incident, a 48-year-old male was arrested after recording speeding of 233 km/h on a 120 km/h zone on the N1 freeway. Many of the speedsters arrested were found to be under the influence of alcohol which pose a danger to the lives of road users.”

Maremane said the speedsters were arrested on the spot and taken to various police stations where they were formally charged with reckless and negligent driving, as well as an alternative charge of exceeding the general speed limit. The suspects appeared at various magistrate courts while those arrested during the long weekend are expected to appear today at various courts.  

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