Nine arrested for drunk driving

Nine motorists were arrested for drunk driving in Sea Point yesterday.

The highest reading was nearly five times the legal limit at 1.12mg. 

Law enforcement officers also suspended 31 vehicles which were found to be unroadworthy as a result of illegal modifications and not displaying registration plates.  

Mayoral committee member for safety and security; and social services, JP Smith, said; “We’re heading into the period of year-end parties and general festive season merriment. My appeal to members of the public is to be mindful of their behaviour and to drink responsibly. There are so many different options available to us these days and I commend those people who have changed their behaviour by using private taxis or designated drivers to get to and from their destinations. However, the reality is that far too many people are still taking chances; often with devastating consequences.”