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Crash cop was ‘sober as a judge’

BOPHELONG.- Two vehicles, one a police issued and the other a private vehicle were involved in a head-on collision over the weekend.

BOPHELONG.- Two vehicles, one a police issued and the other a private vehicle were involved in a head-on collision over the weekend.
The driver of the state vehicle, a police officer stationed at the Sasolburg Crime Intelligence Unit, ‘got away scot-free,’ say eyewitnesses.
Another driver was detained and charged with drunken driving and negligent and reckless driving.
The incident happened just after the gentle curve near Asedi Project, between Bophelong Extension 6 and 10 on the Currie Boulevard. It was around 20:00 when the white police vehicle collided with a grey Citroen.
The eyewitnesses on the crime scene alleged that both drivers were under the influence of alcohol and say they both should have been arrested right then and there.
A plea that both be tested for consumption of alcohol fell on deaf ears. It was alleged that one of them got away just because he was a police officer.
The Emfuleni Traffic officers did nothing as there were no serious injuries. Police spokesperson Sergeant Gertrude Makhale said one suspect was arrested and charged with drunken driving, as well as negligent and reckless driving. “The driver of the state vehicle was as sober as a judge.”
Makhale further said that the suspect wanted to turn the case by saying they were both drunk. He was transported to be tested at the Kopanong Hospital. Police are busy with the investigation.

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