Witnesses: Drunk cop crashes into shack

2014-07-21 11:38
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Galeshewe - A Northern Cape police officer is being investigated for reckless and negligent driving after allegedly driving his police van into a shack an almost killing a bedridden man at the weekend.

The officer was on duty and, according to witnesses, drunk after visiting a shebeen, reported the Diamond Fields Advertiser.

He crashed a police van into the shack of Joseph Mothwaring, who is recovering from an operation.

According to witnesses, the officer had three civilian passengers with him and told them to leave the scene as he would sort it out.

The witnesses insist that the officer was visibly drunk and that he was quickly taken off the scene without being breathalysed.

Police claim that the officer swerved the vehicle to avoid hitting a person who was in the road.

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