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Joint Metro and SAPS weekend operation nabs drunk drivers - many fined for traffic violations

Dec 28, 2016
Joint Metro and SAPS weekend operation nabs drunk drivers - many fined for traffic violations

A major joint operation by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police Services and the SAPS to ensure safety over the holidays has resulted in the arrest of many local drivers while scores more were handed fines for various traffic violations over the long weekend. 

During a joint drunk driving  operation between Metro Police and Walmer SAPS on  Saturday evening, two motorists were arrested for drunk driving while four motorists were issued with traffic fines for unlicensed motor vehicles.

Six others were slapped with traffic fines for driving without drivers licenses.

According to Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police Services Chief, Yolanda Faro, Metro Police officers on Monday busted 72 for driving unlicensed vehicles; nine for driving vehicles without number plates; 16 for stopping in no stopping zones and 10 for parking in prohibited parking zones.

Four drivers were also fined for driving without driving licences while 11 were busted taking advantage of disabled parking areas and 23 were busted for reckless parking that caused onstruction.

Two people were fined for not wearing seatbelts; 13 for parking at bus stop and four for parking on sidewalks.

One driver was found parking on a pedestrian crossing and two were fined for parking in a mcycle parking zone.

Only one driver was driving while talking on his cellphone. Two were fined for excessive steering; one for drunken driving and one for overloading.

During Monday's operations, a suspect was busted with 16grams of dagga and law enforcement officers also confiscated alcohol and extinguished five fires.

The joint operation is closely monitoring the situation on our roads and beaches going towards the New Year celebrations.