Drunk driving: Traffic woman over the limit

2008-12-19 00:00

A Transport Department official has become the latest casualty in the department’s war on drunk drivers.

Yesterday, a woman from the research arm of the department based in Johannesburg, was caught at four times over the legal limit while driving down Town Hill outside Pietermaritzburg.

The official, identified only as M.N. Duma and believed to be about 27, was found to have a breath alcohol reading of 1,13 mg/1 000 ml of breath when tested by Road Traffic Inspectorate officials, said a close source. The legal limit is 0,24 mg/1 000 ml of breath.

She was arrested and was detained at Town Hill police station before being charged when she was more sober.

The arrest was confirmed by police.

Football star O.J. Mabizela appeared in court on Thursday on charges of drinking and driving. He was caught in Pietermaritzburg a week ago with a breath alcohol level of 1,09 mg/ 1 000 ml of breath. — WR.

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