Drunk drivers nabbed by police

Police arrested a 73-year-old woman in Rondebosch for driving under the influence on Thursday February 23 after she collided with another vehicle.

When police arrived on the scene, on the corner of Main and Grotto roads, they discovered that the woman driver was intoxicated.

“She became very riotous when she was asked by the police if she had any alcohol to drink. She was arrested and taken to Rondebosch police station,” Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam, spokesperson for Rondebosch police, said.

The driver was charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.

Rondebosch police also arrested a 26-year-old man from Belgravia on Monday February 20 at 2.30am for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police were on patrol when they noticed a vehicle driving down the Main Road without its lights on.

“The member then followed the vehicle and instructed the driver to pull over which he did. While interviewing the driver as to why he was driving without his lights, the officer got a strong smell of alcohol on his breath and found the driver to be under the influence of alcohol,” Warrant Officer Sisam said.

BLOB On Wednesday February 22, at 3.55pm, a 27-year-old suspect was arrested in Alma Subway for common robbery.

The complainant was walking down Alma Road and as she was entering the subway, she was accosted by a suspect who threatened her and took her cellphone, before running off.

“The complainant called for help and the Rondebosch police sector vehicle responded and managed to arrest the suspect with the stolen cellphone,” Warrant Officer Sisam said.

The suspect was detained at Rondebosch police station, charged with common robbery and later appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.