Driver admits to drunk driving

2012-08-12 09:36

Johannesburg - A man was arrested after his car collided with two cars on the N3 in Germiston that left one person dead and three injured, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"A 28-year-old [man], who is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol admits that, he had one too many," Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said.

"He seemed to be alone in the vehicle at the time of the accident and he didn't sustain any visible injuries."

Mokheseng said a 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

"A nine-year-old boy was rushed to the Union hospital for medical treatment due to serious injuries he suffered," he said.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that, the [one] driver travelling on the N3 towards Pretoria, somehow fell asleep behind the steering wheel..."

Traffic on the N3 towards Pretoria was affected for three hours when emergency personnel were working on the scene, he said.

Mokheseng said the actual cause of the accident will be investigated and a case of culpable homicide was registered at the Germiston police station.

"At the present time the man that was arrested only faces drunk driving charges. Police will open a case to see who was at fault and to see if more charges will be brought against him.

The man is expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate's Court soon.

  • lownabester - 2012-08-12 09:59


  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-08-12 10:20

    He must have been really drunk , bet the cops then took that as enough evidence and forgot to have him properly tested.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-12 10:22

    Alcohol n sterring wheel r nt friends,n will never be

  • Joe - 2012-08-12 10:24

    Many lives ruined because of one persons stupidity.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-12 10:26

    Now he had to learn hard way that dronk bestuur is a serious offence

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-12 10:38

    The dead don't get a second chance!

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-12 11:06

    His penalty should be to financially support the family that lost the 33 years old man.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-08-12 11:27

    How many times do you hear that the drunk driver walked away with a few scratches and a few bumps. Where is, he leaves death and destruction in his wake. That I think, is his punishment to endure for the rest of his life knowing what he has done.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-08-12 11:34

      Forgot to add,, on top of the max jail time he must serve.

  • thabojames.mohanoe - 2012-08-12 11:53

    alcohol is nt a problem, people abuse it, now life is lost. Drink responsible whn u knw dat u wil be driving. Drink n drive cnt be eliminated, people wil always do it.

      mahesh.visram.7 - 2012-08-12 12:11

      that is tru hey, everyone blames the things that do nothing, guns dont fire themselves, people do, alcohol does not kill people, people do, those who abuse it, knowing that they are abusing it knowing that they cannot control it, and they still go on ahead, making it bad for the guys who do not abuse or can control their liquor

  • wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-08-12 11:59

    Tough stance against achohol abuse must be intensified to ensure that lives are saved in the roads of our country. Example must be sat by all people who are killing innocent road users as the result of liquor abuse. License need to be endorsed and be confiscated

  • zolani.ntenge - 2012-08-12 12:00

    And people protest when the Gov wants to reduce the legal achohol level

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-08-12 13:44

    Yes its true Government must implement a system where the killer must not be jailed but be remoted in a way to support the family of the dead, even if he quit the job to open a spaza(unregistered small business) there must be a way to haunt him and support. This jailing thing is causing two innocent families to have their ends no met because of one stupid bug

  • samgaf - 2012-08-12 15:43

    let the booze flow so we can kill more people and ban cigarettes

  • John - 2012-08-12 18:22

    If our esteemed POLICY ENFORCERS hung around a club or pub watching for drunks intending to drive this can be prevented. The legal limit has nothing to do with it. If one is obviously inebriated one can observe this as reasonable grounds to arrest the drunk. The problem with cops is that they want to arbitrarily arrest then test. BRIBE TIME. This does NOT remove the danger of one who is not in full control of his body.

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