Drunk cop, son arrested for assault

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Johannesburg - A policeman and his son have been arrested for drunk driving and attacking metro police in Alberton, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old officer, who is stationed at Springs, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon when he allegedly attacked motorists in Alberton, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

Eyewitnesses told metro police the officer missed vehicles by inches when he skipped a red robot in his BMW. He then attacked motorists who called him to order.

"[The officer] allegedly attacked one of the motorists with an expandable steel baton and one of the motorists apparently removed the BMW keys from the ignition and the man called his son for the duplicate keys," said Kgasago.

When his son arrived, the two attacked metro police officers on the scene.

Kgasago said metro police had to call for back up to subdue the men.

The officer was arrested and charged with assault, drunk driving and resisting arrest.

"The son will be facing charges of assault and interfering with police officers lawful duties," he said.

They would appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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