Taxi driver was 11 times over booze limit

2008-05-13 00:00

A MINIBUS taxi driver who battled to stand up straight in court as he had 11 times the legal amount of alcohol in his blood was granted R2 000 bail by the Scottsburgh Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The driver, whose name was withheld by the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI), had 1,11 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood in his body when he was arrested on the N2 southbound south of Durban at 4.40 pm on Sunday. The legal limit is 0,10 mg.

RTI spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said the drunken man was driving a taxi full of commuters, despite the fact that he does not have a professional driver’s permit.

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