Metro police nab 41 drunk drivers in weekend blitz

FREEWAY unit members were here, there and everywhere on Ekurhuleni freeways from Friday until Sunday morning on the lookout for motorists driving under the influence of alcohol.

The focus was on hot spots along the R21, N3, N12 and R59, as well as their on-ramps and turn-offs where 41 were arrested, said Chief Supt Wilfred Kgasago, metro police spokesman.

“From Friday night until the early hours of Saturday morning drivers arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor were eight on the R21 near the Voortrekker Road turn-off, six in the Germiston area on N3 at the Van Buuren Road turn-off and another six on the N3 not far from the Barry Marais exit. In Alberton, Dawn Park and Primrose one drunken driver each was apprehended,” Kgasago said.

On Saturday along the N3 in the Vosloorus area 14 drivers ended up behind bars for drinking and driving and on Sunday morning one was nabbed in Elsburg.

All 41 drivers were charged with drinking and driving at Bedfordview, Germiston, Alberton, Dawn Park, Kempton Park and Primrose police stations and are expected to appear in the respective magistrate’s courts on Monday.

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Kempton Express

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