Alleged Western Cape health employee arrested for drunk driving

2015-11-21 15:03
Some of those arrested for drunk driving. (Photo supplied)

Some of those arrested for drunk driving. (Photo supplied)

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Cape Town - A man, who alleged that he worked for the Western Cape health department, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, Cape Town traffic services said on Saturday.

Officers from the highway ghost squad were patrolling the R300 and turned onto AZ Berman Drive when they spotted a vehicle driving on the shoulder of the road, spokesperson Maxine Jordaan said.

They stopped the vehicle and interviewed the driver who smelled strongly of alcohol.

"Officers then performed [a] sobriety test and proceeded to place the driver under arrest," she said.

"The driver resisted and at the same time passengers got out and started assaulting officers."

The officers called for assistance and arrested all five occupants of the car.

Four were arrested for hindering and obstructing an officer in the execution of duties, failure to comply with lawful instruction, assault and resisting arrest.

The driver was arrested for driving under the influence, failure to comply with lawful instruction, obstructing an officer in execution of duties, resisting arrest and assault.

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