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Alcohol and drugs dominate weekend operations<p>​At a roadblock in Rondebosch on Saturday 15 September 2018, a principal inspector was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver. The vehicle pulled out of the traffic and raced through the roadblock, colliding with the inspector who was taken to the Mellowmed Hospital in Tokai. The inspector was treated for minor injuries and was discharged the next day.</p><p>‘Driving under the influence of alcohol continues to be a severe social problem that occurs in our city. With various safe commuting options available to motorists, it is hard to comprehend how motorists continue to place their lives and those of others at risk. The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate will continue to clamp down on those offenders who continue to undermine the law and keep this city safe for everyone to enjoy,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>A total of 70 motorists were arrested for drunk driving. The arrests were made in Strand, Bellville South, Fish Hoek, Diep River, Wynberg, Rondebosch, Claremont and Mitchells Plain. </p><p>On 16 September 2018 in a drunk driving and drag racing operation that was held in Mitchells Plain, traffic officers arrested 15 suspects, 13 for driving under the influence of alcohol, one for reckless and negligent driving and one for being in possession of narcotics. Some 73 packets of crystal meth and dagga were confiscated.</p><p>Meanwhile, the City’s Metro Police Department arrested 44 suspects for various crimes, including 22 motorists for drunk driving. </p><p>The Metro Police Department had their hands full at the Kaizer Chiefs versus Cape Town City soccer game at the Cape Town Stadium. The kick-off was at 15:00 and spectators started jumping over the turnstiles to gain entry. At 15:30 the ticket scanners stopped working which led to spectators continuing to jump over turnstiles situated at different entry gates. At 16:15 security reported that the spectators breached the mag and bag area which resulted in security dropping the shutters to prevent further breaching. The situation escalated and resulted in spectators fighting with officers. One spectator was arrested on charges of crimen injuria as well as for assault on a police officer. The person was detained at the Sea Point South African Police Service.</p><p>Furthermore, The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police officers also assisted 37 motorists along the N2 and R300 to prevent them from falling prey to criminal activity such as robbery by safeguarding them until their roadside assistance arrived.</p><p>Confiscated items during the various operations include:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">33 bankies containing dagga</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">1 half carrier bag containing dagga</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">4 live rounds of 9mm ammunition</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">1 packet containing crystal meth</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">11 bankies containing tik</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">5 tik lollies</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">8 mandrax tablets</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">7 quarter mandrax tablets</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">32 half mandrax tablets</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">13 stoppe of dagga</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">4 parcels of dagga</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">19 dagga cigarettes</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">1 Dixon scale</div></li></ul><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-09-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7addfbd5-ca70-49b8-aaa7-c93e8bbd07d6;L0|#07addfbd5-ca70-49b8-aaa7-c93e8bbd07d6|drunk driving;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f8a5eaa4-2025-4ef3-afbd-8366609071bc;L0|#0f8a5eaa4-2025-4ef3-afbd-8366609071bc|drug abuse;GP0|#78273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255;L0|#078273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255|Metro police1

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