Two weekend fatalities on Western Cape roads
Twenty-three people were arrested over the weekend by officers of Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Mossel Bay. At 1,20 mg of alcohol / 1 000 ml of breath, this is five times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml. A preliminary report from Provincial Traffic Services indicates that two people died in road crashes.
Three motorists were arrested for excessive speeding:
- one in the Vredenburg service area (167 km/h in a 80 km/h zone),
- one in the Swellendam service area (158 km/h in a 100 km/ h zone), and
- one in Beaufort West (158 km/h in a 120 km/ h zone).
Another seven were arrested for other offences.
A total of 1 815 drivers were screened for driving under the influence at 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks.
Details of the 23 arrests
|19 May||20 May|
Seven other arrests were made:
- Two people for fraudulent documentation, one in Oudtshoorn and one in Vredenburg.
- One pedestrian for being drunk.
- Two people for being in possession of dagga, one in Vredendal and one in Swellendam.
- One person in Caledon for stock theft (theft of three sheep).
- One person for reckless and negligent driving in George.
Details of road fatalities
|Friday, 19 May 2017||Head-rear collision between two vehicles on the N1 near Klapmuts.||
|Saturday, 20 May 2017||Motorcyclist losing control||1 motorcyclist|