Wisedale case postponed to February

2013-08-26 17:14

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Durban - Adventurer Sean Wisedale made a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Wisedale, 47, who allegedly drove his car into a neighbour's gate in Durban's Glenwood suburb on Sunday, faces charges of drunken driving, malicious damage to property, and causing a public disturbance.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson said Wisedale's case was postponed to February 28 to allow him to seek an attorney.

The Mercury newspaper reported that Wisedale, 47, was arrested shortly after the incident on Sunday morning.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said Wisedale started "screaming and shouting" at 06:20, and kept saying Haroldene Road was his road.

At 07:15 it became quiet and then "there was a loud bang", she was quoted as saying.

Wisedale had allegedly reversed into a gate.

He allegedly tried to run away when police arrived at the scene, according to the report, which published a picture of him running.

Wisedale was the first South African to climb Mount Vinson, the highest mountain in Antarctica. He also climbed the "Seven Summits", the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.

Wisedale specialises in climbing expeditions, and also delivers motivational talks.

Ramkisson said Wisedale was out on bail of R2 000.
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