Four die in Western Cape accidents

2016-06-13 12:02

Cape Town – Four people died in accidents in the Western Cape over the weekend, provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said on Monday.

One pedestrian died on Friday, while a driver and pedestrian were killed in two separate accidents on Saturday. 

On Sunday, one passenger died in an accident in Worcester, he said.

Traffic services also arrested 18 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend, while another was arrested for reckless and negligent driving in Mossel Bay.

A driver was arrested in Vredenburg while driving 174km/h in a 120km/h zone. 

Alcohol blitz roadblocks were held across the province, where 1 374 drivers were tested, Africa said.

The highest "alcohol breath" reading was in Somerset West, where a driver was found to be three times over the legal limit, at 0.93mg of alcohol/1 000ml of breath.

Fines worth R248 050 were issued, he said.

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