Police discovered dagga in a truck that nearly caused a collision on the N1 in Bellville after it was zigzagging across the road, the driver was allegedly under the influence of dagga.
An officer who had been conducting a routine traffic stop on the N1 in Bellville was informed by another motorist about a truck that nearly collided with his vehicle.
The officer spotted the truck which was snaking on the road and gave chase, the truck was stopped near the Giel Basson bridge.
City of Cape Town Traffic Service spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout said:
“As the driver got out of the truck, the officer got a strong smell of air freshener. The driver was unsteady on his feet and had sleepy eyes, and his speech was slurred.”
“When asked why he was driving erratically, the driver indicated that he had driven through the night and that the wheel alignment on his truck was off.”
“The officer detected a smell of dagga, but the driver denied using any narcotics.”
The driver denied having anything illegal in the car, but another traffic officer found five packets of dagga in the truck. The driver admitted that the dagga belonged to him.
The Kraaifontein man was arrested for driving under the influence of a narcotic drug, possession of drugs and reckless and negligent driving.
The driver was detained at Bellville SAPS, while the vehicle was impounded as the brakes were not functioning.
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