Cape Town - A driver was allegedly so 'gesuip' over the weekend that he drove straight into two traffic department vehicles during a roadblock in Bishop Lavis.
Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said the incident happened early on Sunday morning along 35th Avenue.
“The male driver of a light delivery vehicle literally drove into a roadblock at 4.22am on Sunday at 35th Avenue and Lavis Road. The driver damaged two patrol cars and four traffic officers sustained slight injuries.”
Safety and security executive director Richard Bosman said the officers were fine and the man was arrested for drunk driving.
Meanwhile, Smith says Metro Police responded to two collisions in the Cape Town CBD and Khayelitsha and in both instances found that drivers were under the influence of alcohol.
“Both were arrested for driving under the influence as well as reckless and negligent driving. Metro Police arrested 31 more motorists at vehicle checkpoints and roadblocks in Woodstock, Manenberg, Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Kirstenhof.”
Smith said drunk driving can never be condoned and the City now had to deal with insurance headaches for the damaged vehicles.
“Now we’re in a situation where the City will have to fork out taxpayers’ money to repair the patrol vehicles damaged in the Bishop Lavis incident and at least two other motorists are sitting with insurance headaches because of the thoughtless actions of other road users.”