Cape Town woman assaults traffic cop after trying to flee in car

2017-01-27 17:46
(File Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(File Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A Kraaifontein woman is in trouble with the law after almost crashing her car into that of a traffic official, and then allegedly assaulting a traffic cop.  

JP Smith, the City of Cape Town's mayoral committee member for safety and security, said in a statement that the incident happened while members of the so-called ghost squad were conducting an operation to rid the northern suburbs of illegal drag racing, Netwerk24 reported. 

Smith said the woman almost hit a traffic official as she tried to speed away.

She allegedly refused to stop and skipped several red traffic lights and stop streets in her attempt to escape.

When the officials eventually managed to stop her, they found she was drunk, Smith said.

At the Kraaifontein police station, the woman asked to use the toilet. She then kicked and hit a female traffic official. 

"The woman was also charged with assault," said Smith.

"Her behaviour was shocking, but not uncommon. Our officials are often targeted by people who do not respect anyone or anything. We are not going to change people's behaviour if they are not sent to prison for a long time or we name and shame them," he said.  

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.


7 weirdly awesome pets you can own

If you think it’s too boring to own a cat or a dog, consider getting one of these pets.



Pack theory: fact or fiction?
Perfect dog-walking 1: Why dogs pull on the lead
SA stats: The role of pets in families
The top 6 poisonous foods for your pet
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.