Three motorists arrested in Swellendam for drunk driving
SOUTH CAPE Two people, including a 6-year-old girl, lost their lives over the weekend, according to a preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services.
A total of 23 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend of which three in Swellendam. Breath testing was performed on 2 119 drivers at 25 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Swellendam service area. At 1.12 mg of alcohol/1 000 ml of breath, this is almost five times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 55 speeding offenses were recorded and 327 fines in the amount of R415 350 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offenses to vehicle fitness violations.
Drivers under the influence put their own lives and those of their passengers in danger, as well as the lives of other road users. If you’re drinking, don’t drive or walk. Help create boozefree roads. If you have friends or family who still drive under the influence, speak to them before they get into trouble with the law.
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Traffic Officer Wendy Daniels inspects a vehile on the N2.