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Drunk-driving blitz: 87 arrested

2013-12-30 11:00

DRUNK DRIVERS ARRESTED: Gauteng police report that it arrested 87 drivers on charges of drunk driving. Image: SAPA

A total of 87 drunk drivers were arrested in Gauteng from December 27 - 29 2013, reports Gauteng traffic police.

Authorities report the drivers would be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when they appeared in various courts on December 30, said spokeswoman Busaphi Nxumalo.

She said the operation to arrest drunk drivers would continue.

NEARLY 14 000 DRIVERS STOPPED

Western Cape traffic services spokesman Jacques Mostert said that 99 drunk drivers were arrested in “blitz” operations during the festive season in the province.

In the crackdown, over the past four weekends, 13 907 drivers were stopped at roadblocks.

Of these, 5340 were screened for alcohol.

 Acting transport minister Dikobe Benedict Martins warns drunk drivers ahead of New Year celebrations: “We are warning you: Your days are numbered and it won’t be long before your misbehaviour catches up with you.

“This has to be one of the highest forms of irresponsible behaviour by motorists."
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