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.

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