Cape Town Metro Police officers were left dumbstruck by the behaviour of a motorist at a roadblock on Sunday, 30 May.
The City of Cape Town said officers had set up a checkpoint on the corner of Saxdowne and Hindle Roads.
“They pulled over a motorist, and noticed an open brandy bottle between his legs. As they approached him he took one last swig from the bottle.”
While the motorist was being interviewed, officers noticed that he was unsteady on his feet and the 29-year-old was subsequently arrested for drunk driving and taken to Mfuleni police station.
City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith said this level of brazenness cannot be tolerated.
“I hope that the court takes his behaviour into consideration when deciding on a punishment. We continue to see too many people with a total disregard for the law which jeopardises public safety, and only harsh consequences from the courts for their actions will turn this tide,” Smith said.