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Driver's arrest: Premier wasn't in car

2012-08-01 14:31

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize was not in the car when his driver was allegedly caught speeding and driving under the influence.

The 42-year old man was driving on the N2 at Fairbreeze, near Mthunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, on Tuesday when he was caught doing 183km/h in a 120km/h zone, said the provincial Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu.

The man will appear in the Mthunzini Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of speeding and drunk driving, said the RTI.

According to The Witness, a breathalyser test revealed that he was several times over the legal limit of 0.05g per 100ml.

Mngomezulu said she would only be able to comment on the man's blood-alcohol level when the results of blood tests were known.

She could not immediately confirm whether the Mercedes-Benz he was driving was his personal car or a state car.

Mngomezulu said the man had been travelling from Pietermaritzburg to Mthunzini, which was 230km away by road.

Comments
  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-01 14:38

    He was f$%king plastered at 0.84!!! How did he even manage to get the car started?

  • Danwill Theys - 2012-08-01 14:52

    Calculate the following with displacement calculation:a drunk driver is traveling at 183km/h to reach his destination 230km away calculate the time it would take for this drunk driver to reach his destination?

  • Danwill Theys - 2012-08-01 14:53

    A

  • andre.marx - 2012-08-01 14:56

    So what?? Do the law only apply when stupid is in the car?

  • FANNYDNA - 2012-08-01 15:32

    OFFICER ARREST THEM...THEY MUST OBEY THE RULES OR FACE FIRE...

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-01 16:12

    At least its re-freshing to hear some cops actually apply the law.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-08-01 16:16

    Eish 0.84 is 16 x over the limit how did the man stand let alone drive and then at 180 km per hour is beyond belief

  • wendy.schneider3 - 2012-08-01 16:25

    see how the traffic cop gets fired, and this clown get's off

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-08-01 16:31

    This just proves these drivers are reckless and have no regard for public safety . Where they should be cautious an curtious instead they arrogant and obnoxious.

      volschenk.d - 2012-08-01 20:51

      Oi Greg, arrived from Europe two days ago? Welcome to Africa dude!!!

  • andre.webster.10 - 2012-08-01 16:37

    MARK my word!!! He will get away with it easily because he is the member of cANCer...

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-08-01 18:19

    Want to bet that this matter will go no further. Evidence, including blood samples (if taken) will be lost. The Premier will intervene and nothing will happen.

  • Rodney - 2012-08-01 18:47

    The driver wasn't "allegedly caught speeding and driving under the influence", he was most definitely caught. It as alleged that he was speeding and under the influence at the time. Basic english guys, not really that difficult.

  • jo.vankatwijk - 2012-08-01 22:49

    Take away his licence and he should do a lengthy community service in a casualty ward. Let him clean up some blood and gore.

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