Arno Carstens case postponed

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IOL pic apr23 arno carstens Independent Newspapers Arno Carstens is seen outside the Cape Town Magistrate's Court. File picture: Brenton Geach

Cape Town - The drunk driving trial of musician Arno Carstens was postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

He will return to court on September 3.

Magistrate Nadia Banwari was sick at his last appearance. The matter had been provisionally postponed so she could organise a suitable postponement date.

The former Springbok Nude Girls frontman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of drunk driving, alternatively driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent.

The 0.20 percent level came from the State's analysis. The legal limit is 0.05 percent.

He was arrested in central Cape Town in December 2010 when a traffic officer noticed his black Mercedes-Benz swerving.

His trial has experienced numerous delays.

The court is expected to hear closing arguments soon. - Sapa



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