Magistrate verbally abused arresting officers: report

2011-09-24 13:19

A Wynberg magistrate allegedly verbally abused traffic officers who arrested her companion, a Cape Town advocate, for drunken driving, according to a report today.

The advocate – who allegedly drove drunk from Franschhoek to Diep River, Cape Town, with the magistrate in the car – was arrested last Saturday, the Star newspaper reported.

The two women had attended the charity event “Party with a Purpose”, earlier in the evening.

Traffic officers complained to the chief magistrate that the magistrate had become belligerent and abusive.

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