Drunken driving: Cape law students nailed

2011-10-21 14:23
Pretoria - Final year Western Cape law students often approach the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) to review decisions to prosecute them for drunken driving, it emerged on Friday.

Addressing law students at the University of Pretoria, NDPP Menzi Simelane said some students even hired lawyers to persuade him to review and drop the decision to prosecute.

"I have refused in every single case."

Very often the students had been caught for drunken driving after celebrating passing their law exams.

He did not specify which Western Cape university had the most law students approaching him to review the decision to prosecute.

He warned the students that a first time drunken driving conviction would leave them with a criminal record as well as ruin their careers before they had even started.

- SAPA
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