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Female cops arrest 60 drunk drivers

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Johannesburg - As part of commemorating woman's month, female police officers arrested 60 drunk drivers during roadblocks around Johannesburg, metro police said on Saturday.

The roadblocks were held by 94 female metro police officers on Friday night, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

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Cape Town - 120601 - A suspect blows into a drager operated by Principle Inspector Adrian Long while Robin Carlisle and Officer Deon Sampson look on. He was found to be three times over the legal limit - A roadblock was held by Provincial and City Traffic Officials on Modderdam road Southbound near the N2 (Bonteheuwel) on Friday night. In the first hour of the road block being set up 8 people were arrested for drunk driving (the lowest alcohol reading on the Drager was 0.38 almost twice the legal limit) The first people to be arrested was an off-duty police officer. The suspects were taken to the Bishop Lavis Police Station for processing. Also nabbed was a 17 year old taxi driver driving an unroadworthy taxi. The normal driver was too drunk to drive so they sent the 17 year old to drive the taxi. The taxi was impounded and the youth was taken to Bishop Lavis police station to wait for his parents before being charged. His parents were also allegedly too drunk to come to the scene. Photo: Matthew Jordaan

The roadblocks were held along Chris Hani road in Soweto, Bree and Mooi streets in the CBD, Jan Smuts drive and Seventh avenue in Parktown, as well as the M1 and Corlett drive offramp.

“The drunk drivers were given bail ranging from R1000 to R1500,” said Minnaar.

They would appear in different courts around Johannesburg next week.

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