St Winifred resident charged with driving under the influence

2017-11-01 06:00

A ST Winifred resident appeared in the Amanzimtoti Court recently charged with drunk driving and a further six counts. He was granted bail of R5 000.

“It is alleged that on Saturday, October 7, while patrolling, Amanzimtoti SAPS members passed a vehicle and noticed it had no number plate on the back as they travelled along Gus Brown Road, Warner Beach.

They switched on their blue lights and indicated for the driver to pull off on the side of the road.

The driver stopped his vehicle, but as the police vehicle stopped in front of him, the driver pulled away and collided­ with the police van,” said Captain Charlene van der Spuy.

The driver then reportedly reversed into Kingsway Road and sped off. SAPS gave chase and eventually got him to stop.

“They then noticed the driver was under the influence and a breathalyser test confirmed that the suspect exceeded the alcohol limit.

“The suspect was arrested and taken to the district surgeon to have his blood drawn,” Captain Van der Spuy said.


THE SUSPECT WAS CHARGED ON:

• Driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drug, having narcotic effect, or with excessive amount of alcohol in blood or breath - accident occurred.

• Reckless or negligent driving of motor vehicle on a public road.

• Failing to comply with instructions of police officer.

• Failing to stop after an accident.

• Occupying the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle, the engine, which is running, while under the influence of intoxicated liquid or a drug having a narcotic effect - accident occurred.

• Driving a vehicle on a public road while the concentration of alcohol in specimen of blood is not less than 0,05g per 100ml - accident occurred.

• On [a] public road occupy driver’s seat of motor vehicle the engine which is running, while concentration of alcohol in specimen of blood is not less than 0,05g per 100ml. The case was remanded to December 7, for further investigation.

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