Drunk driver (88) knocks down and kills four year old child, Jeffreys Bay

South African Police Service

Drunk driver (88) knocks down and kills four year old child, Jeffreys Bay
Drunk driver (88) knocks down and kills four year old child, Jeffreys Bay

Detectives from the South African Police Service in Jeffreys Bay are investigating a case of culpable homicide following a fatal accident wherein a four year-old child was killed, last night, Thursday, 30 August 2018 at about 19:00.

It is alleged that the 88 year old male driver of a green BMW was travelling from Aston Bay towards Jeffreys Bay, travelling in Dolphin Drive, Aston Bay. It is further alleged by the driver that he noticed two young children standing on the side of the road, when one of the children suddenly ran across the road, and was hit by the said vehicle.

The child passed on at the scene. It was later confirmed that the child was the 4 year old Godfrey Junior Geswint.

The 88 year old driver was taken for a blood alcohol test and he was subsequently arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of liquor. The 88 year old male driver of the Aston Bay is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court on 31 August 2018, on charges ranging from culpable homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Investigations are continuing.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service