Haibo: Reckless cop busted twice for drunk driving just hours apart

Haibo: Reckless cop busted twice for drunk driving just hours apart

- A police officer is in a world of trouble after finding himself on the wrong side of the law

- The cop was caught drinking and driving not once, but twice two days in a row

- With his colleagues clamping down in crime during the holidays, this cop should have just stayed at home

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A Limpopo police officer found himself on the inside of a jail cell when he was busted for driving under the influence.

News24 reports that this cop went on quite the binge, getting caught twice within a matter of hours.

Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesperson Simon Zwane confirmed the incident:

"The officer was given a R500 bail following his first arrest in Zebediel in Limpopo on Thursday night. He was again caught on Friday night when he allegedly tried to flee from a roadblock. He was found to be twice above the alcohol [limit] when tested."

READ ALSO: Mbalula says fewer citizens have died on the roads this festive season

Zwane says police are clamping down as holidaymakers being making their way back home after Christmas.

With over 2 500 citizens arrested in the drive to make Mzansi safer during this busy time, Zwane warned against breaking the rules:

"Drivers are reminded to reduce speed, increase the following distance and turn on the headlights when driving in rainy conditions. It is the best option to find a safe place and park when confronted by severe thunderstorms."

Briefly.co.za reported that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula had noted a reduction in the number of fatalities on SA roads during the release of the mid-season statistics.

The politician says that an increased police presence and an improvement in driver behavior had been the main reason for the decrease in accidents.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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