No arrests in Jaguar accident

2013-01-15 13:08
The wheel of the crashed Jaguar. (Beeld)

The wheel of the crashed Jaguar. (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The Jaguar XF driver who crashed into a house in Lyttelton on Sunday morning has not been arrested, Pretoria police said on Tuesday.

"By late yesterday [Monday] no arrests have been made regarding the incident," Warrant Officer Annabelle Middelton said.

The Star on Tuesday reported that it was believed that the vehicle belonged to a government employee working in intelligence.

Middelton said: "Even if it was [true] we will not disclose that information."

According to the report, the driver fled, leaving behind the car and a government employee ID tag with the name of LN Makamu. An empty whisky bottle and several beer bottles were found in the car.

The car was apparently driven for about 12km with one tyre shredded to the rim.

Ministry of State Security spokesperson Brian Dube said he was not aware of the incident or of anyone in the department driving a Jaguar.

"Police have access to eNatis and can easily identify the owner and trace him or her. Police should follow investigation procedures and bring the perpetrator to book," Dube told the newspaper.

A resident of the house, Zee Pieterse, said the impact of the crash into the gate was so severe that it pushed two cars parked in front of the house into the garage wall.

- SAPA
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