Gibbs arrested after crash

2014-12-02 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Former Protea cricketer Herschelle Gibbs will only appear in court at the end of next year after he was arrested on a charge of reckless driving in Cape Town yesterday.

Gibbs was arrested after he was allegedly involved in a collision in Camps Bay yesterday morning. Police are investigating whether he was drunk at the time. Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said Gibbs was given police bail and will appear in court on November 25, 2015.

No one was injured in the crash, but Gibbs was allegedly speeding when he crashed into a Toyota.

Gibbs was charged with reckless driving in 2009 after an accident in Seapoint, but the case was withdrawn.

He was later treated at a rehabilitation clinic for drug and alcohol abuse.

His father, Herman, declined to comment yesterday: “I have spoken enough and don’t want to say anything.”

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith said the delay in reckless driving cases is because of a severe backlog in lab testing of blood samples.

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