Metro cop caught driving drunk

2010-01-03 12:48

A Johannesburg metro police officer was arrested for driving drunk

after a high-speed car chase which ended in a collision, Johannesburg metro

police said today.

“A metro police officer was arrested last night by the

Internal Affairs Unit after he crashed his private car into a parked car on the

corner of Main and Ferreira Streets in Rosettenville,” said Chief Superintendent

Wayne Minnaar.

The Internal Affairs Unit works 24 hours to investigate misconduct

among metro police officers.

Members of the unit spotted a stationary car at a green traffic

light close to midnight yesterday, Minnaar said. They then noticed the driver

slumped over the wheel.

When the unit approached the car, the driver woke up and sped


“He realised who they were and attempted to flee from the officers

by driving through a number of red lights,” Minnaar said.

“He drove like crazy to get away from them,” he said.

The chase ended when the fleeing officer crashed his car into

another vehicle parked on the side of the road, Minnaar said.

Internal Affairs officers then identified the man as a metro police


A breathalyser test showed his blood alcohol volume at 0.6mg per

1000ml of breath, three times over the legal limit.

“A disciplinary investigation will follow,” Minnaar said.

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