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Drivers slapped with R11 500 in fines at Uitenhage roadblock

Jul 28, 2017
Drivers slapped with R11 500 in fines at Uitenhage roadblock

In line with the SAPS' Back to Basics approach to policing, police officers in the Uitenhage Cluster held an integrated roadblock on the R334 on Thursday.

"A total of 182 vehicles were stopped and searched and 23 traffic fines to the value of R11 500 were issued," Uitenhage police said.

"One R1 000 fine was also issued for not complying with the Animal Identification Act in terms of the branding of an animal."

Colonel Johan Nolte, the SAPS operational commander, said that more of these roadblocks will be conducted on a more regular basis in the future, to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book and that the community are and feel save