- Bafana-Bafana star Andile Jali was arrested in Pretoria over the weekend for drunken driving
- Tshwane Metro Police Department officers caught Jali in a Roadblock on Saturday night
- Jali was reportedly 15 times over the legal limit, clocking a whopping 0.78 on the breathalyser
Bafana-Bafana star player Andile Jali was arrested in Pretoria over the weekend for drunken driving. The former Orlando Pirates player was caught by Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers during a roadblock in Hatfield, Pretoria on Saturday.
Jali spent the night behind bars after being found to be about 15 times over the legal driving limit. He reportedly clocked a whopping 0.78 on the breathalyser test. The legal limit in South Africa is 0.05.
TMPD spokesperson Isaac Mahamba confirmed Jali was one of 15 people arrested on Saturday night. He said: "Motorists are encouraged to rather find alternative transport than to drink and drive. Well done to the officers for the outstanding arrests. No one is above the law."
Briefly.co.za gathered that the SowetanLive.co.za reported Jali was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT at the time of his arrest and was in the company of an unnamed male friend.
Jali’s manager, Mike Makaab, said he did not have first-hand accounts of the alleged incident because he was currently out of the country, he did, however, say that his client denied the allegations.
Jali took to Twitter on Sunday to deny the reports of his alleged arrest.
Mahamba said Jali was denied bail on Saturday because he provided JMPD officials with two different living addresses and the authorities needed time to establish which of the two addresses were being used by Jali.
This is not Jali’s first encounter with police officers, he and former teammate Ndumiso Mabena were arrested after allegedly assaulting Kagisho Molora outside a restaurant in Sandton in Johannesburg.
The charges were later withdrawn.
Jali is currently without a contract for next year, he returned to South Africa last month after completing a four-and-a-half-year stint with Belgian side K.V Oostende.
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