Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services arrested 23 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on 1 and 2 April 2016. Eighteen people died in road crashes over the weekend.
Three other arrests were made: one for possession of drugs on the N2 in Somerset West, one for overloading on the N1 in Worcester, and one for being in possession of an allegedly stolen vehicle on the N2 in Swellendam.
Breath testing was performed on 1 662 drivers at 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Somerset West service area. At 0,98 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is more than four times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.