Repeat drunk driving suspect nabbed

A motorist has been arrested for alleged drunk driving in the Manenberg area.
A 27-year-old Nyanga resident was arrested during an operation focusing on drunk driving and illegal street racing in the Manenberg area over the weekend. 

Following his arrest, the City of Cape Town’s traffic service found that the motorist was wanted on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court on two other drunk driving charges.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “That this man had the gall to disrespect the law so blatantly by missing his court dates and then just continuing his bad behaviour is not really a surprise. It’s symptomatic of an issue in this city and the country as a whole that no amount of enforcement will curb, unless there are meaningful consequences.”

In another incident, the City’s drink driving awareness/random breath testing unit arrested a taxi driver this morning, who was transporting 17 passengers, in Airport Industria. He was just more than four times over the legal breath alcohol limit.