Drunk: driver 10 times over limit

2009-08-10 00:00

IN jail, nursing a bad hangover. That’s how one minibus taxi driver is spending the long weekend after he was found to be 10 times over the limit.

Transport Department spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said the errant taxi driver was caught at a roadblock on the N3 at Umlaas Road on Saturday.

He was breathalysed and found to have a breath-alcohol reading of 1,04 milligrams per 1000 millilitres.

The legal limit is 0,10 mg/1000ml.

Mngomezulu said the taxi driver had 15 passengers and was driving an unroadworthy vehicle, which was impounded by the Road Traffic Inspectorate.

“He was refused bail … he will appear in court on Tuesday,” she said.

 

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