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Traffic Service clips high flyers’ wings<p>The warrant arrests were made by the City's specialised tracing team.</p><ul><li>On Wednesday, 13 March, a suspect was arrested in the Lansdowne area for 27 outstanding warrants totalling R100 200.</li><li>The following day, a suspect was arrested in the Hanover Park area, with 19 warrants outstanding, totalling R32 300.</li><li>On Friday, officers made two arrests – one in Nyanga where the driver had 57 outstanding warrants, totalling R57 100, and another arrest in Fish Hoek, for 18 outstanding warrants totalling R47 200.</li><li>On Sunday, 17 March, a motorist was arrested for 21 warrants outstanding, totalling R67 900 in the Mowbray area, while another arrest was made in Manenberg, where a motorist was caught for 15 outstanding warrants totalling R41 700.</li></ul><p>'These arrests serve as a timely reminder, particularly as we've just announced our latest traffic fine roadshow, happening 25 to 27 March. I advise motorists to take these cautionary tales to heart, and to settle their outstanding fines and warrants, whether at the roadshow or through our existing channels. We are heading into the busy Easter period, which comes with increased roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints. So do the right thing or run the risk of time behind bars should you be stopped at a roadblock, or tracked down by our tracing teams,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>In general enforcement efforts in the past week, the Traffic Service recorded 56 814 offences, impounded 125 vehicles and executed 2 292 warrants of arrest.</p><p>Officers made 65 arrests – seven for reckless and negligent driving and 15 for various other criminal offences. </p><p>Drunk driving arrests increased for a fourth consecutive week, to 43. </p><p>Law Enforcement officers held over 600 operations in the past week, making 216 arrests and issuing 4 063 notices.</p><p>Most notably, officers attached to LEAP recovered five firearms, two zip guns and a hijacked vehicle in the past week.</p><p>The successes stemmed from patrols in Khayelitsha, Mfuleni, Bonteheuwel, Eastridge, Tafelsig, Hanover Park and Bishop Lavis. </p><p>The Public Emergency Communication Centre recorded 1 938 incidents over the weekend. Among these were 737 medical calls, 71 fire incidents, 135 incidents of assault, 46 domestic violence calls and 59 motor vehicle accidents, up from 43 the previous weekend. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p> </p><p><br></p>2024-03-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#85dc0252-c064-4369-b805-17e47cb6785d;L0|#085dc0252-c064-4369-b805-17e47cb6785d|Warrent Payments;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#78273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255;L0|#078273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255|Metro police;GP0|#7cc7a47a-7915-4274-a19e-e977c5a945e0;L0|#07cc7a47a-7915-4274-a19e-e977c5a945e0|traffic10

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