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Hit-and-run fracas ends in attempted murder charge<p>Just before 22:00 on Saturday, 2 March, Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident along Nelson Mandela Boulevard.</p><p>On arrival, witnesses informed them that two motorists had been involved in an altercation, before one stabbed the other, and ran away.</p><p>They also indicated that, in the lead up to the stabbing incident, the attacker witnessed a hit-and-run, and followed the driver responsible while calling it in to emergency services.</p><p>The stabbing victim was treated by officers on scene until EMS arrived, while the alleged attacker was detained at Woodstock SAPS after returning to the scene.</p><p>'This situation escalated very quickly, where someone who was trying to do a good deed found themselves on the wrong side of the law. We often speak about the importance of public involvement in our efforts against crime and wrongdoing; however, we cannot have a situation where people are taking the law into their own hands. Instead, gather as much information and details about an incident, like descriptions of the people or vehicles involved, number plates and exact location, and relay that to the correct authorities so that they can act on it,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>In general enforcement, Law Enforcement officers made 177 arrests in the last week and issued 3 563 notices for various transgressions.</p><p>Their Traffic Service counterparts arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol, and seven for reckless and negligent driving. </p><p>Officers also recorded 63 084 offences, impounded 147 public transport vehicles and executed 1 847 warrants of arrest.</p><p>The Public Emergency Communication Centre recorded 1 939 incidents over the weekend, including 168 assault cases, 36 domestic violence incidents and 64 motor vehicle accidents.</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>2024-03-03T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda;L0|#0633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda|illegal activity;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#7addfbd5-ca70-49b8-aaa7-c93e8bbd07d6;L0|#07addfbd5-ca70-49b8-aaa7-c93e8bbd07d6|drunk driving;GP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement10

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