24 arrested for drunk driving
By Khanyisa Tabata
24 October 2011
Twenty four drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol with 1505 screening for being under suspicion of the offence.
Community Safety acting spokesperson Greg Wagner says the highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Beaufort West area which was more than 3 times over the legal limit.
“The weekend saw three tragic fatalities on the provincial roads, on Saturday one person lost their life in a road incident on the R27 near Saldanha in a head on collision and yesterday saw 2 fatalities in two separate road incidents on the N1.
“One person died on the N1 near Worcester in a head on collision and another person died on the N1 near Paarl where the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned,” said Wagner.