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City enforcement services make 1200+ arrests in April<p>​Metro Police officers led the charge, making 186 arrests and issuing 4 230 fines. Among those arrested were 75 for possession of drugs, 31 for driving under the influence of alcohol and six motorists for reckless and negligent driving.</p><p> Officers also issued 4 230 fines.</p><p> Their Law Enforcement counterparts made 95 arrests and issued 3 245 notices.</p><p> Cape Town Traffic Service officers arrested 46 motorists – 39 for driving under the influence of alcohol and seven for reckless and negligent driving.</p><p> They also executed 1 252 warrants of arrest, impounded 105 public transport vehicles and recorded 70 536 offences.</p><p> 'The statistics represent another very busy week for our enforcement services. It's likely that the combination of public holidays, long weekend and month end all contributed too, as people let their hair down. Our drunk driving statistics for one are not slowing down – an indication that far too many motorists continue to engage in risky behaviour by getting behind the wheel when they're clearly in no position to do so.</p><p> 'I want to remind the motoring public that the use of breathalyzers was reinstated just over a month ago, after being suspended due to Covid-19. This means that we are now able to increase the number of drivers screened, and expedite sobriety tests. There is no excuse for driving drunk – if you can't find a volunteer to be the designated driver, or don't want to pay for a lift home, then best to stay over at your party venue, or stay sober,' said the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p> Based on the weekly feedback statistics for April, the City's three enforcement agencies made 1 233 arrests between them for the month, recorded 347 692 offences and impounded 609 public transport vehicles.</p><p> 'During this period, our traffic officers also executed 5 166 warrants of arrest – an average of nearly 1 300 a week, and we are steadily increasing our efforts in this regard to hold scofflaws to account. I urge motorists who have disregarded fines or court appearances to act immediately or risk ending up behind bars, as this is the only way that we can ensure that people change their driving behaviour and make our roads safer,' added Alderman Smith.</p><p><br></p>2022-05-02T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0;L0|#0550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0|Safety;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement;GP0|#78273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255;L0|#078273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255|Metro police10


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