Drunk driver nabbed for knocking traffic officer over

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A traffic warden has been killed after she was knocked down by an alleged drunk.

In the early hours of Saturday, 2 July  a driver in a beige Renault Sandero bumped a female Joburg Metro Police Warden and failed to stop, Public Safety Ambassador, Wayne Minnaar said in a statement.

It is understood the 37-year-old warden was attending to an accident scene along with her colleagues on the N12 Golden Highway.

Minnaar said:  "The driver bumped the warden from the side . Officers on the scene chased after the driver and apprehended him.

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"The driver of the Sandero tested 0.69mg on a breatherliser, which is nearly three times above the legal limit of 0.24mg," said Minnaar.

He is facing charges of culpable homicide,  driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop at an accident scene.

Public Safety MMC, David Tembe, has strongly condemned the behaviour of the driver.

He said officers or traffic wardens should never be injured or killed when on and off duty.

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