A JOHANNESBURG metro police officer was arrested for driving drunk after a high-speed car chase that ended in a collision.
Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said yesterday: "A metro police officer was arrested on Saturday night by the internal affairs unit after he crashed his private car into a parked car on the corner of Main and Ferreira streets in Rosettenville."
The unit works 24 hours on end to investigate misconduct among metro police officers.
Members of the unit spotted a stationary car at a green traffic light on Saturday, Minnaar said. They noticed the driver slumped over the wheel. When they approached the car the driver woke up and sped away.
"He realised who they were and attempted to flee from the officers by driving through a number of red lights," Minnaar said.
"He drove like crazy. . The chase ended when the fleeing officer crashed his car into another vehicle parked on the side of the road."
A breathalyser test showed his blood alcohol volume at 0,6mg per 1000ml ofbreath, three times over the legal limit, Minnaar said. - Sapa