Police constable charged for driving under the influence

Police constable charged for driving under the influence
Police constable charged for driving under the influence

Gauteng Police Management has noted with concern and dismay a video that is circulating on social media showing a member of SAPS intoxicated inside a police marked vehicle.

The police have conducted an investigation and it has been confirmed that the vehicle belongs to Etwatwa Police Station and a police constable attached to the same police station drove it.

The member was not authorised to drive the state vehicle at the time. An immediate action was taken and the member has since been charged criminally with offences that include driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving state vehicle without the owner’s consent as well as reckless and negligent driving. A departmental case has also be opened against the member.

The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Tommy Mthombeni would like to thank the community members who brought this mischievous behaviour to the attention of the police management. “Such behaviour by the police officer will not be tolerated. Police resources, including police vehicles, are meant to serve the community and accelerate service delivery. The abuse and misuse of state resources will not be tolerated,” said Lieutenant General Mthombeni.

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