Cape Town – A police officer was arrested on Tuesday for driving under the influence with two minors in his car, city of Cape Town traffic services have confirmed.
A traffic officer spotted a green Toyota swerving across lanes and nearly colliding with another car on the N2 near Baden Powell Drive, said spokesperson Richard Coleman.
“When the vehicle was pulled over, the officer noticed two young kids standing on the back seat. The driver was interviewed and the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol on his breath,” he said.
When tested, the driver registered 0.86 on the breathalyser.
The man, a warrant officer at the Mitchells Plain police station, then allegedly lied about his name and address, Coleman said.
“We ran his identity number [with the police] and his details popped up. He has a prior conviction for driving while under the influence and he paid a R3 000 fine.”
The suspect was arrested for reckless and negligent driving, driving under the influence, endangering the life of a minor and furnishing false information.