Scorpion fined for drunk driving

The Scorpions' deputy director was fined R8000 for driving under the influence of alcohol this week.

The Scorpions' deputy director was fined R8000 for driving under the influence of alcohol this week.

But R5000 of David Damerell's fine was suspended for three years.

Damerell entered into a plea and sentencing agreement at the Pietermaritzburg regional court on Tuesday.

He admitted that on April 1 2004 he drove on the N3 near Camperdown while under the influence of alcohol.

"As a prosecutor, I am aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, and when I am at social functions where I consume alcohol I usually make arrangements so that I do not have to drive.

"The incident was a pure aberration," he said. - Sapa

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