Yengeni 3 times over the limit - report

2013-08-13 09:01
Tony Yengeni (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

Tony Yengeni (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

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Cape Town - ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni was nearly three times over the legal blood alcohol limit when he was arrested for alleged drunken driving in Cape Town on Sunday night, it has emerged.

Die Burger reported on Tuesday that Yengeni was pulled over by metro police officials in Green Point when they noticed he did not appear to have proper control of his vehicle, a Maserati.

He was accompanied by two women at the time, according to the report.

Yengeni's wife, Lumka, told Die Burger she knows who the two women are, but would not give their names.

A breathalyser test found Yengeni had 0.69mg of alcohol per 1 000ml of air. The legal limit is 0.24mg per 1 000ml. He was arrested on a charge of drunken driving and spent the night in the holding cells at Cape Town central police station.

Yengeni was released on bail of R500 on Monday morning. He will reappear in court on 4 March 2014.

According to the Cape Times, the delay is due to a backlog of cases which depend on the results of blood tests.

The Cape Argus reported that Yengeni's car was missing a number plate, and that metro police took at least two sets of film footage of his car driving erratically before he was stopped.


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