Fifteen Arrested for Drinking and Driving This Weekend
On 13 and 14 February 2015, 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 393 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Ten people, five of whom are pedestrians, died on the province’s roads.
A total of 1 384 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 15 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Caledon at 1.12 mg/1 000 ml, which was four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 5 041 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 602 speeding offences were recorded. Two hundred and fourteen (214) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 246 800.
Highest Speeds Recorded
- 170 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
- 114 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Beaufort west service area.
- 96 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N1 in the Laingsburg service area.
Four Other Arrests
- 1 x False Documentation arrest (Beaufort West)
- 1 x Dagga arrest (Brackenfell)
- 1 x Dagga arrest (Swellendam)
- 1 x Reckless and negligent arrest (Brackenfell)
Ten Fatalities Reported
Greater Cape Metropole