SA music star arrested

2010-08-15 09:24
Cape Town – Ard Matthews, lead singer of the rock group Just Jinjer, has confirmed that he was arrested for drunk driving in Cape Town.

The star said he was "terribly embarrassed and regretted" what happened.

Police spokesperson Ezra October said Matthews, 35, was involved in a minor car accident on Saturday morning at about 04:50 in the Cape Town city centre.

He apparently drove into the pavement with his bakkie. It was towed by a tow truck.

The singer was taken for blood alcohol monitoring and was afterwards charged with drunken driving. He spent the night in police cells.

He was released on bail and would soon appear in a Cape Town court.

Matthews is engaged to model Landi Swanepoel.

Soon after his release, he wrote on Facebook that he was posting the story before it was blown out of proportion.

"Like an idiot, I decided to take a chance and I was caught. I learnt the biggest lesson and it will never happen again in my life."    


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