34 drunk drivers caught

2009-05-18 00:00

THIRTY-FOUR drivers were arrested for drinking and driving during a roving roadblock conducted by the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) in the Pietermaritzburg CBD over the weekend.

Transport spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said eight of the drivers were minibus taxi drivers and will all appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court today.

In different incidents near Park Rynie in Durban, three motorists were arrested for exceeding the speed limit and will appear in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court today.

“The first driver was arrested at the N2 northbound in Ellingham for driving at 187 km/h in a 120 km zone and she was released on R2 000 bail. The other was arrested near Selbourne driving at 137 km/h hour in a minibus taxi. The last one was arrested for driving at 161 kmh/h near the N2 southbound and he was also found to be under the influence of alcohol,” said Mngomezulu.

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