Woman crashes into shacks

2013-11-03 13:09

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Johannesburg - A woman without a drivers' licence was arrested when she crashed into two shacks in Katlehong while driving her boyfriend's car on Sunday morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"The unlicensed driver was arrested for suspected drunken driving. The boyfriend, who allowed his unlicensed girlfriend to drive, was issued with a fine," said spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

He said the occupants of a house and two shacks had a "rude awakening" when the Honda Civic narrowly missed the house on Sontongo Road in Motsamai Section, side-swiped one shack, and crashed into another.

"Fortunately, two women in the crushed shack sustained only slight injuries," said Kgasago.

They were taken to Natalspruit Hospital for treatment.

The woman, who is in her 20s, faces reckless and negligent driving charges, as well as the suspected drunken driving charges. She is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Her 30-year-old boyfriend was fined R500 for letting an unlicensed driver drive his vehicle on a public road.

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