The SAPS in Durban North aren’t messing around and could potentially charge you with defeating the ends of justice if you get in the way of their operations.
We’re not sure how the cops would find out if you warn mates via WhatsApp or text messages, but Captain Raymond Deokaran of the Durban North Police warns that you could find yourself in some serious trouble if you get in their way. Deokaran said they were aware of some people sending out warnings over WhatsApp.
“This does not solve the problem, it lets people know about roadblocks and encourages some potentially dangerous impaired drivers to get behind the wheel. Social media can be a valuable asset but not when its used to undercut the law. We hold roadblocks to try to get dangerous people off the road.”
“We will be conducting several more roadblocks in the lead up to and during the festive season. In the last six roadblocks, 84 people have been arrested for drunk driving. I understand people want to unwind, however, not when it endangers other road users. This is a warning to drivers: If you do decide to drive intoxicated, you will be arrested, no excuses,” he said.
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