‘Drunk’ cop, son arrested after attacking metro police

2014-09-10 14:08

An apparently drunk police officer and his son caused chaos in Alberton yesterday when they attacked metro police.

The 46-year-old officer, who is stationed at Springs, was arrested yesterday afternoon when he allegedly attacked motorists in Alberton, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago from the Ekurhuleni metro police.

Eyewitnesses told metro police the officer missed vehicles by inches when he skipped a red robot. He attacked motorists who called him to order.

“[The officer] allegedly attacked one of the motorists with an expandable steel baton and one of the motorists apparently removed the keys from the ignition and the man called his son for the duplicate keys,” said Kgasago.

When his son arrived, Kgasago said, the two attacked metro police officers on the scene and they had to call for back-up to subdue the men.

The officer was arrested and charged with assault, drink-driving and resisting arrest.

“The son will be facing charges of assault and interfering with police officers’ lawful duties,” he said.

They would appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court today.

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