EMPD Cracks Down On Drunk Drivers

EMPD Cracks Down On Drunk Drivers

EMPD Cracks Down On Drunk Drivers: In an effort to crack down on drunk drivers “Ke Molao Operation” (it’s the law) was put into play. Resulting in the arrest of 31 drivers in Katlehong, Vosloorus and Tokoza. The operation ran from the Friday, May 20, until 1am on Saturday, May 21. “Metro police officers closed in on Sontonga, Siluma, Bosworth, Brickfield, Potgieter, Thutong, Masakhane and Heidelberg (R103) roads, where the 31 drivers, including a woman were arrested,” he added. Charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol were registered at the Alberton, Katlehong, Vosloorus and Tokoza police stations. The suspects, who are aged between 29 and 64, are expected to appear in their respective magistrates courts soon.

Stats to know:

The legal implications: Road Traffic Act 93/96 as in effect since March 1998.
Sections 122, 126, 149

1. No person shall on a public road-

  • Drive a vehicle; or
  • Occupy a driver’s seat of a motor vehicle, the engine of which is running, while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug having a narcotic effect.

2. No person shall on a public road-

  • Drive a vehicle; or
  • Occupy a driver’s seat of a motor vehicle, the engine of which is running, while the concentration of alcohol in any specimen of blood taken part of his or her body is not less than 0,05 gram per 100 millilitres.3. If, in any prosecution for a contravention of the provisions of subsection (2), it is proved that the concentration of alcohol in any specimen of blood taken from any part of the body of the person concerned was not less than 0,05 grams per 100 millilitres at any time within two hours after the alleged offence, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such concentration was not less than 0,05 grams per 100 millilitres of blood at the time of the alleged offence.
    • Drive a vehicle; or
    • Occupy a driver’s seat of a motor vehicle, the engine of which is running, while the concentration of alcohol in any specimen of breath exhaled by such person is not less than 0,24 milligrams per 1000 millilitres.4. No person shall on a public road.
    • 5. If, in any prosecution for a contravention of the provisions of subsection (5),

    it is proved that the concentration of alcohol is in any specimen of breath of the person concerned was not less than 0,24 milligrams per 1000 millilitres of breath at any time within two hours after the alleged offence, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such concentration was not less than 0,24 grams per 1000 millilitres of breath at the time of the alleged offence.

    An intoxicating drug refers to any medication or substance that will have a sup-oppressive effect on the CNS including:  Hypnotics, Anti-histamine and sedatives etc.

EMPD Cracks Down On Drunk Drivers

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