Drunkard nabbed for driving too slowly

2013-08-11 22:46

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Johannesburg - A 45-year-old man was arrested for driving at a slow speed on the N1 north in Midrand, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the man was driving at 30km/h on the highway's fast lane on Saturday night.

"He was caught driving with the vehicle's lights off, cruising on a national road that is a 120km/h zone," Minnaar said.

When the man was pulled over and instructed to get out of the car, he struggled to stand upright to take a breathalyser test, Minnaar said.

"He tested 0.90mlg which is nearly four times above the legal limit of 0.24mlg."

The man was arrested and taken to the Midrand police station.

He was expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday to face a drunk driving charge.

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