Premier’s driver arrested ‘for speeding, drunken driving’

2012-08-01 07:01

Premier Zweli Mkhize’s driver was arrested for allegedly speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol on the N2 near Mtunzini, according to a report.

According to the Natal Witness his blood level was measured at 0.84 which was several times over the legal limit of 0.05 per 100ml.

He was trapped last night travelling at 183km/h on a road which has a speed limit of 120km/h.

Road Traffic Inspectorate Zinhle Mngomezulu confirmed the man arrested was the premier’s driver.

Premier’s spokesperson Ndabezinhle Sibiya said Mkhize was not in the vehicle at the time.

It was not clear whether the man was driving a state or private vehicle.

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