Taxi driver nabbed for owing R20 000 in fines

A Western Cape taxi driver was arrested at a roadblock in Wynberg on Wednesday for R20 000 in unpaid fines, said police.

Captain Randall Stoffels said another four taxi drivers abandoned their vehicles and ran away when they saw the roadblock in Ottery Road.

He said the roadblock was one of two conducted in the area—the other was in Wetton Road—in the run-up to the festive season.

The roadblocks were manned by Wynberg and Diep River police officers, the railway police, metro police, traffic officials and military police.

“The operation was aimed at making motorists aware of road safety, to clamp down on traffic violators and as a crime-prevention and crime-combating measure,” said Stoffels.

Nineteen motorists were arrested on outstanding warrants. Twenty taxis were impounded.—Sapa

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