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100+ drunken drivers held in Johannesburg

2012-08-06 08:20

Johannesburg - A total of 104 drivers have been arrested at the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol, Johannesburg metro police said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the drivers were arrested in various road blocks and routine patrols in Johannesburg.

"The vision of a driver under the influence of alcohol gets impaired and their reactions are also slower than normal.

"Their perception of distance are also affected, these are all factors which contribute to accidents on our roads."

Minnaar urged motorists not to drink and drive and advised them to rather let a sober person drive when going out to a party or event.

Comments
  • John - 2012-08-06 08:33

    Yep keep arresting them hopefully it will sink in.....

  • tebo.go.5 - 2012-08-06 08:43

    and the criminals keep walking our streets, how many crime busts were archieved over the weekend

      koo.doyle - 2012-08-06 09:34

      @ steve, it's very low-rent to be so rude and insulting, it merely detracts from your point. Tebogo is not saying it is NOT a criminal offence, merely saying there are far more severe crime problems that need dealing with.

  • Chris_420 - 2012-08-06 09:51

    maybe just sort out some public transport ANC? Yes drinking and driving is bad, but paying what we do to get home safely is also a huge expense! Maybe if we hed busses and taxi's to make use of we would... ooohhhhh wait... you like our bribe money dont you? sorry silly suggestion!

      leon.coe.5 - 2012-08-06 10:26

      Chris, you are correct. I would love to have a couple of drinks on a Friday night arter a long week but it prevents me cause if i have 2 beers within an hour i'm toast. No transport to take me home and not cause I want to get tanked up. I suppose I could hire one of those shuttle companies to take me home but then I would not have enough money to enjoy a beers of two once I'm out. So guess what I stay at home and tank it up. Now they want to lower the Alc blood volume to .02 I thought it was that already.

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-08-06 12:29

    its about time. Now let the police find the criminals who killed Johan Knoetze's wife, then we will all celebrate.

  • dxg.trust - 2012-08-06 14:24

    Crime is crime. If you are breaking the law you should be punished. Drinking and driving kills innocent people, armed robbery kills innocent people, hijackings kill innocent people.... To me, this is all the same. I have no sympathy for these drunk drivers or rapists or killers - they take our friends loved ones away from us! Take away their drivers licences, lock them up, whatever - just do something that will make them wake up. Look at the role models they have - no wonder! "If the government officials, judges and vip drivers, hip hop artist can do it why not us" - mentality.

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