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BLUE MONDAY: Drunk taxi driver in trouble

A loaded taxi driver is in trouble after he was caught driving passengers earlier today, Monday 29 April. The driver was stopped by traffic cops between Hout Bay and Camps Bay where he was tested for booze through a breathalyzer.

“The driver’s blood alcohol content was 0,13 grams per 1000ml of breath. The legal limit for professional drivers is 0,10mg per 1000ml of breath,” said JP Smith, the Mayco member for safety and security.

The 29-year-old driver was arrested and charged with drunken driving. Officers arranged transport for the commuters whom the driver was carrying. Smith said the arrest is a lesson to other drivers. He said those drivers in possession of a professional driving permit are held to a higher standard in law.

“Even if your last drink is the night before, the effects linger far longer, so do yourself and your passengers a favour and make better choices,” said Smith.

The City of Cape Town’s law enforcement agencies made 284 arrests and dished out over 65000 fines last week alone.

In the past week, the City’s enforcement agencies made 284 arrests and issued 65 708 fines for various transgressions. Officers impounded 148 vehicles and executed 1 923 warrants of arrest. One man was arrested with 63 warrants with the value of R65 500.

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