Drunk driving: case may be dropped if no results

2012-12-12 00:00

IF the state fails to provide the blood alcohol results, the drunk driving charge may be withdrawn against Premier Zweli Mkhize’s driver.

Maziwinkosi Petros Gwala is charged with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The 42-year-old Gwala was caught allegedly driving at 183 km/h on the N2 near the Fairbreeze off-ramp on the North Coast in July.

Yesterday Magistrate Jack Pretorius granted a final postponement.

Gwala’s attorney Yolanda Geilink said if the state failed to produce the results by the next appearance she would seek to have the charges against the accused provisionally withdrawn.

The case has been postponed to February 8 next year.

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