Driver's arrest: Premier wasn't in car

2012-08-01 14:31
Zweli Mkhize. (File)

Zweli Mkhize. (File)

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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.

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