Easter roadblocks at Port Shepstone, Harding and Scottburgh see 94 fines issued, 5 arrests

FILE PHOTO of Lieutenant-Colonel Muriel Novandla (right) from Margate SAPS at a roadblock.

DURING a police roadblock held at Oribi Toll Plaza on the N2 freeway on Monday this week, police from Port Shepstone SAPS stopped a vehicle and then discovered that it had been stolen.

The grey VW GTI with ND registration plates had been stolen in Phoenix earlier this month. Two men and two women were arrested. They will appear in Port Shepstone court soon.

Meanwhile various roadblocks were held within the Ugu cluster over the past weekend. The roadblocks were manned by SAPS, Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and other law enforcement officials.

Police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said at Harding, 15 motorists had been issued with fines,while at Port Shepstone, 53 people were fined and 10 were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

“At Scottburgh, 16 people were issued with fines for road traffic act offences and a man was arrested for being in possession of a speed jamming device,” she said.

The driver will be charged with defeating the ends of justice.


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