7 deaths, 24 arrests on Western Cape roads over weekend

2016-07-18 16:26


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Cape Town - The Western Cape Department of Health said seven people died on Western Cape roads this weekend, while 24 offenders were arrested.

The 24 were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday and Saturday, the department's forensic pathology services said in a statement on Monday.

Breathalyzer tests were conducted on just under 1 500 drivers at 25 roadblocks across the province.

The highest blood-alcohol level recorded was 1.20mg, five times the legal limit.

R318 150 worth of fines were issued for a variety of issues, including speeding offences and vehicle fitness.

The highest speed recorded was 210km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in Brackenfell.

The 24 motorists were arrested in the areas of Worcester, Somerset West, George, Knysna, Caledon and Mossel Bay.

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