Cape Town taxi driver 12 times over alcohol limit

2017-04-05 18:03
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Cape Town – A Cape Town minibus taxi driver was found to be 12 times over the legal blood alcohol limit, the City said on Wednesday.

A ghost squad officer with the City’s traffic services noticed him driving erratically on the N2 on Tuesday afternoon, safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith said.

The driver was pulled over at the Duinefontein Road off-ramp and found he had 13 passengers.

"The officer noticed that the driver was clearly intoxicated and unsteady on his feet," said Smith.

"When asked how much he had drunk, the driver replied that he had been on a bender for at least 24 hours."

He was held at Bishop Lavis police station for drunk driving, for not being in possession of a professional driving permit, and various other violations.

"This is nothing but a blatant disregard for his passengers or any other road users. I hope that the prosecution will be swift and that the court imposes a harsh sentence to send a message that such behaviour will not be tolerated," Smith said.

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