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Over 100 arrested in King Williams Town over the weekend - 30 for drunk driving

Feb 27, 2017
Over 100 arrested in King Williams Town over the weekend - 30 for drunk driving

Over the past weekend, police in the King William’s Town Cluster conducted several operations that resulted in the arrest of over 100 suspects for various crimes.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, police officers also conducted foot patrols as well as stop and search operations in the area.

"They managed to arrest more than 100 suspects, aged between 21 and 49 years, for crimes ranging from drunkenness, possession of stolen property, Common Robbery, Theft, Possession of dagga, Common Assault, Rape, Housebreaking and Theft and Malicious damage to property," she said.

"Police also managed to arrest 30 suspects for drunken driving between Zwelitsha and King Williams Town Police Stations.

"This sends a strong message to drivers to drink responsible and police are warning the drivers to think twice before having that ‘one last drink' before driving."

The suspects wer expected to appear at different Magistrate's courts around King Williams Town on Monday and Tuesday.

King William’s Town Cluster Commander Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga said local police are committed in fighting crime and are in full force in tracking down the perpetrators of crime.

"The police are urging the drivers to be responsible and have warned that they will not be sympathetic to those, who break the law," said Captain Maziwisa.

"We will keep on doing stop and search and roadblocks to prevent crime in our area, he also encouraged the community members to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111."