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Western Cape police crack down

Motorists have been urged to be cautious and to obey the rules of the road.

Roadblock. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police arrested 17 drunk drivers during 24 roadblocks held in the province this weekend.

Traffic officials also apprehended four intoxicated pedestrians.

"The highest reading recorded was 1,05 mg/l and that was in Knysna," said Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa.

"We also arrested seven others; one was an illegal immigrant in the Mossel Bay region and four drunk pedestrians in the Oudtshoorn region."

Africa said two speedsters were also fined.

"The highest speed was 207 km/h in Beaufort West and 158km/l in 120 zone in Mossel Bay."

Africa said the group will appear in court on Monday.

Motorists have also been urged to be cautious and to obey the rules of the road following a fatal accident on Saturday.

Africa confirmed that three people were killed in a collision on the N2 near Caledon.

He said the accident occurred near the Villersdorp turn-off on Saturday.

"Two vehicles collided head on.

"One vehicle burnt out and the occupant in the vehicle died.

"The two occupants in the other vehicle also died."

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