The Gauteng Traffic Police spokesperson Sello Maremane has confirmed that forty-six (46) motorists were arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Maremane said that the offenders were arrested in various parts of the Gauteng Province which include Mabopane, Diepsloot, Fochville and Johannesburg. He said, “The bulk of these arrests were effected in Mabopane during a law enforcement operation conducted in the precinct. The highest offender was recorded at 1:03 mg/1000 ml at Mabopane, Tshwane.”
According to Sello, the offenders appeared at various magistrates courts today to face charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Gauteng Traffic Police has cautioned motorists against driving under the influence of alcohol. “The Gauteng Traffic Police is concerned about the rate of drunk driving incidents that the province continues to experience on Gauteng roads. One of the highest contributory factors to road traffic crashes leading to fatalities is alcohol consumption,” reported Maremane.
“As we continue to observe the October Transport month, the Gauteng Traffic Police will continue to conduct heightened road traffic policing activities and road safety awareness campaigns across the province in order to save the lives of road users. Anyone found contravening the rules of the road will be severely punished. Lastly, the Gauteng Traffic Police urge communities to report bad drivers in an effort to reduce road accidents and fatalities,” added Maremane.
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