Taxi driver bust for bribing traffic cop
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Johannesburg - A minibus taxi driver was arrested in Soweto for allegedly attempting to bribe a traffic officer with R20.
Johannesburg metro police spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said on Tuesday: “He was arrested along Elias Motswaledi Road on Monday evening for attempting to bribe a traffic officer with two R10 notes as she was about to hand him a fine for operating a taxi without a permit."
He is expected to appear in the Orlando Magistrate's Court on charges of bribery and corruption.
Meanwhile, at least 807 drivers were arrested in Johannesburg for “driving under the influence of alcohol” over the Easter holiday.
Minnaar said on Tuesday another 121 motorists were arrested for speeding during the same period.
“The drivers were arrested through various operations held across the city during the long Easter weekend,” said Minnaar. “Hundreds of motorists were stopped and informed about the dangers of speeding, reckless overtaking and consumption of of drugs or alcohol when or before driving a motor vehicle.”
The arrested motorists will appear in various courts in Johannesburg on Tuesday.