Those of you who live on the other side of the ‘Lentil Curtain’ might understand the pressure that the Ocean View cops are under.
On a daily basis, they have to deal with cases from Masiphumelele to Kommetjie, but that’s no excuse to run off to another Cape Town suburb and act the fool.
According to IOL, an Ocean View police officer ran a red light in Kenilworth on Sunday, crashing into a Sniper Security vehicle.
Those who were at the scene allege that the cop was drunk, but police have confirmed that he is yet to be arrested:
The incident took place in Doncaster Road, Kenilworth, outside Kenilworth Centre, on Sunday.
Sniper Security managing director Ridwaan Mathews says he was called to the scene just before 6am where he noticed the male officer, dressed in uniform and armed with his service pistol, being taken to Kingsbury Hospital for medical attention.
Long night, huh?
Mathews says their Sniper vehicle had been crossing a green robot when the police van crashed into it after jumping a red traffic light.
The police officer allegedly lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a traffic control box, taking out the traffic light and the power box before smashing into a fence at Kenilworth Centre.
Claremont police have not yet confirmed what he was doing in the area – but The Daily Voice, as reliable as ever, shared photos they were sent of the incident:
Mathews had a lot to say about the incident, and explained how his armed response officer immediately called their control room and police:
“Within seconds, numerous Sniper vehicles were dispatched to the accident scene,” Mathews says.
“Within minutes the Sniper Armed Response Team Leader discovered that the policeman that caused the accident was not at his full senses and was smelling of alcohol.”
Mathews says he pulled over a female traffic cop who had passed the scene.
He says this officer tested the Sniper Security guard with a breathalyser and found that he had passed…
“After my security officer passed his breathalyser test, we then had to go to Kingsbury Hospital with the traffic official to insist on the breathalyser test for the police member. The police member that caused the accident failed the breathalyser test.
Not a good look for the deep south police station.
You’re an idiot if you get behind the wheel drunk, and even more so if you’re supposed to be the one protecting those who use the road.
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