Roadblocks: Drunk drivers nabbed on Saturday after rugby

2008-10-26 00:00

A number of Currie Cup final spectators were nabbed for drinking and driving on the N3 near Sherwood in Durban on Saturday night.

Metro Police spokeswoman Senior Superintendent Joyce Khuzwayo said 51 people were arrested at the roadblock.

Many rugby fans described the roadblock as a dampener, saying they had to spend hours waiting as every driver was tested for alcohol. However, Khuzwayo said the roadblock was never about the rugby, but was part of a monthly plan for the city. “We target different areas all the time.

But the law stands, driving drunk is a crime … And we are about upholding safety and not against fun …”

Transport spokeswomen Nonkululeko Mbatha confirmed that 53 more people were arrested in similar roadblocks around KZN over the weekend.

She said 32 of those people were nabbed at a roadblock in Pietermaritzburg.

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