'Drunk driving cop will be dealt with'

The traffic officer who was drunk during an accident which killed two people, will be dealt with.

Alcohol in a liquor store.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa on Sunday said one of his officers who was arrested for drunken driving at the scene of a fatal accident, will face the full might of the law.

The off-duty officer was taken into custody shortly after Sunday's accident near Hermanus where two people were killed after the officer's vehicle crashed into another car on the R43.

Africa said the officer will in all likelihood be charged with culpable homicide and drunken driving.

"We are serious about drunken drivers. We will do anything in our power to prevent it. Traffic officers or any other officers of the law cannot drive under the influence of liquor and not be dealt with very seriously."

Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle said he is extremely angered by this.

"As the man who is supposed to follow the law and keep the roads safe, for him to be in an accident in which people die is as disappointing as anything I can imagine."