A driver for an e-hailing service was arrested by traffic officials earlier this morning in Bellville when he was allegedly found to have a breath alcohol concentration far higher the legal limit.
Cape Town traffic services spokesperson Richard Coleman says, “The Drink Driving Awareness/RTB Unit arrested a driver for one of the e-hailing services in Bellville this morning. His breathalyser result was 0.74 mg/L which is more than three times the legal breath alcohol limit.”
Local officers arrested 106 suspects of traffic offences last week and issued 3 384 fines for various offences.
“Of those arrested, 78 were caught driving under the influence, 25 had outstanding warrants and the rest were caught for reckless and negligent driving, defeating the ends of justice and fraud,” says Coleman.
According to Coleman, these arrests included individuals involved in a drag racing operation.
“Some of the key operations included 15 arrests at a roadblock in Mowbray/Rondebosch, 14 arrests during a drag racing operation in Table View and 20 arrests at a roadblock in Lingelethu West.”
Motorists are reminded to adhere to the rules of the road and pay their outstanding fines to avoid further legal action.
“Cape Town Traffic will continue acting against people who disregard the law, whether driving under the influence or failing to pay their outstanding fines.”
The City reminds motorists that there are various options available to settle their outstanding fines, even those that may have reached a warrant stage.