Speeding taxi driver 2x over limit

2010-06-07 09:06

kalahari.com

Durban - The driver of a fully-loaded minibus taxi was caught in a speed trap doing 158km/h on the N2 along the KwaZulu-Natal south coast at the weekend. His blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

The 23-year-old man, who works for a taxi association in Scottburgh, was caught at about 16:00 on Saturday travelling in the direction of Port Shepstone with 15 passengers, Zinhle Mngomezulu, spokesperson for the provincial traffic department said.

Besides the fact that he was exceeding the 100km/h speed limit by 58km/h, a breathalyser test showed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.24mg/1 000ml.

The limit for drivers of public transport vehicles is 0.10mg/1 000ml.

The man was arrested and is expected to appear in the Scottburgh magistrate's court on Monday.

In a separate incident on Saturday, provincial traffic officials arrested a man at about 14:00 after he was caught in a speed trap doing 182km/h near Tongaat on the north coast.

 
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