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Drunk education official tries to outrun police

2011-12-16 18:02

Johannesburg - An official from the North West education department has been arrested for drunken driving in Brits, North West public safety said on Friday.

Spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele said the man was caught on the R556 road between Brits and Rosslyn on Thursday night.

He said the 37-year-old man was driving with a friend in a Toyota Corolla when they were pulled over by officers from the North West provincial road traffic management unit.

"Instead of stopping, the pair sped off but the driver was apprehended after officers gave chase in their squad cars and caught up with him less than a kilometre away," said Kgwele.

"He was taken for a blood sample extraction at Brits Provincial Hospital and slapped with a further charge of attempted bribery. This was after he allegedly offered one of the arresting officers R200 in exchange for his release."

The man is an official of the department of education at the Brits Area Project Office (APO).

Kgwele said he would remain in police custody until he appeared in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comments
  • mundu.olewega - 2011-12-16 18:49

    Good example for the kids he is responsible for educating.

      George - 2011-12-16 19:56

      On his way to wright exams

      Gerhard Uys - 2011-12-16 21:38

      Lol George your comment made me laugh thanks. Hope he will wright good.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-17 15:31

      Thought he was Orville or Wilbur, hey George? Thought that drinking could give him wings.

  • Lynn - 2011-12-16 18:54

    Well done.

  • Tony - 2011-12-17 05:45

    Now lets see.... Education Official. I believe the new rule book says traffic laws do not apply to - off duty policeman, police in unmarked cars, big black SUVs with bloooo lights, Winnie, Juliearse, Zooomer, Ministers in general .... But not Education Officials - nope he has a problem...

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-17 06:17

    Everyone knows it's KFC and 2 hundred to bribe a traffic officer.

  • satanslord - 2011-12-17 07:56

    He most probably bribed his way by becoming an education official,makes you wonder,anything is possible in this country.

      Peter - 2011-12-17 10:00

      You can buy anything with money in this country, he just didnt have enough money on him this time, dont worry the files will disappear so goes the case out the window, watch this space on this story

  • Gail - 2011-12-17 13:32

    Now this is good news if the govt really mean it when they speak of Zero tolerance regardless of who the culprit is. Well done to those who made the arrest.

  • DieSeL - 2011-12-21 12:51

    Well done to the cops for not taking the bribe!

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-19 21:51

    at the moment that guys new name is MR BABALAZICIOS

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