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Return of alcohol sales: Busy weekend as drunken driving, crashes spike

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At least 30 car accidents were recorded in the capital city at the weekend, including the fatal accident in which three officers were killed in a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver.


24 Aug 2020
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Return of alcohol sales: Busy weekend as drunken driving, crashes spike

Three TMPD officers died while pursuing a reckless, allegedly drunk driver. Photo: Twitter/@TMPDSafety

It was an unusually busy weekend for metro police officers in Gauteng as accidents spiked during the first weekend of the lockdown Level 2. It has been less than a week since the lower lockdown level was introduced which includes more economic activities, including the sale of alcohol and tobacco products. But since then, metro police officers have been inundated with accidents and contravention of some lockdown regulations. At least 30 car accidents were recorded in the capital city over the weekend, including the fatal accident in which three Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers were killed in a head-on...

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