Alleged drunk driver crashes into 10 cars

2016-09-05 12:01
One of the cars damaged after an alleged drunk driver crashed into 10 cars on Friday night outside a pre-wedding event in Northdale.

One of the cars damaged after an alleged drunk driver crashed into 10 cars on Friday night outside a pre-wedding event in Northdale. (Supplied)

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An allegedly drunk driver “gate-crashed” a pre-wedding celebration in Northdale on Friday night.

Guests at the event received a nasty surprise after a driver, believed to be drunk, crashed into 10 cars that were parked along New Holmes Way.

It is alleged the driver then drove away from the scene.

Brother of the bride-to-be Kresen Moonsamy said a few of the men were outside talking when a Hilux came “racing” down the road.

“The driver first knocked into a Polo, then hit a speed bump and lost control,” said Moonsamy.

“He crashed straight into a Toyota Corolla and side-swiped a Polo Vevo.”

He said the car swerved “violently to the right”, hitting a black BMW and a bakkie, before weaving back to the left where it hit another BMW.

“The car swerved back to the right and hit another car. It was like a scene from a movie …”

Moonsamy said the car then sped off and 10 minutes later, one of the men in the group received a call saying a Hilux had crashed into a few cars at the Highgate Supermarket on Bombay Road.

The men drove out to the supermarket where they found the driver and cable-tied his hands together before police arrived.

“It was such a horrible experience for such a beautiful occasion,” said Moonsamy.

“I think the incident dampened everyone’s spirits and some of the cars were badly damaged.

“We are grateful that no one was injured, however, we hope that this man is put behind bars and receives the full might of the law.”

Mountain Rise police spokesperson Captain Gay Ebrahim said the man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and for reckless and negligent driving.

She said the man was granted R1 200 bail by police on Sunday and released.

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