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Drunk driver five times over legal limit

A driver from Mossel Bay arrested for allegedly driving his vehicle while five times over the legally allowed alcohol limit during the 2019 Easter Weekend.

According to Provincial Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, the motorist who was stopped in Mossel Bay produced a reading of 1.30mg/100ml when subjected to a breathalyser test. This is five times more than the legal limit.

A total of 735 motorists were tested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the Western Cape during the Easter long weekend, leading to the arrest of 44 drivers.

According to Africa, several other arrests were made for various offences, ranging from having false documents, reckless driving, and exceeding the speed limit. A motorist was arrested near Lainsburg for traveling at 162km/h in a 120km/h zone.


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