Tippler brings Traffic to a Standstill

A drunk driver brought traffic to a standstill in Table View on Sunday night. The man blacked out at the intersection of Blaauwberg and Jansen Road, causing a traffic obstruction. One empty whisky bottle was found in his car, as well as a second nearly empty bottle.

The Ghost Squad was busy investigating illegal street racing in Table View vicinity when they came across the car around 10 0’ clock in the evening.

The officers found the driver passed out behind the wheel, with an empty whisky bottle and a second nearly empty bottle on the passenger seat. It took three officers to carry the driver from his car, after which the vehicle had to be moved too as it was obstructing traffic.

Other incidents
• Officers arrested eight more drivers for drunk driving and two for reckless and negligent driving after they were caught participating in an illegal street race. They also issued fines to 63 unlicensed drivers.

• On Tuesday 7 February 2017 two officers were patrolling the 236 (Sherwood Park) MyCiTi bus route when they received a complaint from a woman who had been robbed at Arion Drive by two suspects who then fled in the direction of a shopping centre. The officers responded immediately while calling for assistance. The two suspects were caught and taken to the Atlantis police station to be charged.

• On the same day a patrolling officer spotted a suspicious vehicle in the Atlantis industrial area. The officer stopped the car and questioned the driver. When the officer searched the vehicle he found one crushed mandrax tablet, one tik lolly and two dagga stoppe.

• On Thursday 9 February 2017 a suspect was arrested for bribery in Dunoon. He offered an officer a R50 bribe to try and avoid getting a fine.

• On Friday 10 February 2017, the Unit received a complaint from MyCiTi Usasaza Station that suspects were seen robbing people (smash-and-grab). Members of the unit dressed in civilian clothes patrolled the area on foot. They caught one suspect as he and three others circled a vehicle stopped at a traffic signal opposite the Usasaza MyCiTi Station. The driver drove off and the other three suspects fled.



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