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Authorities mum on the DUI arrest of high ranking WC official

Eyewitness News can reveal that Khaya Ntlebi was arrested on Monday after fleeing the scene of an accident.

Police have refused to confirm or deny whether or not Ntlebi has appeared in court. Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - While provincial authorities remain mum on the arrest of a high ranking official who was taken into custody for allegedly driving drunk and fleeing the scene of an accident, Eyewitness News can reveal that Khaya Ntlebi, the deputy director of transport in the province, was detained on Monday afternoon.

Police have refused to confirm or deny whether or not Ntlebi has appeared in court.

EWN understands the deputy director was held at the Milnerton Police Station following his arrest on the N7 near Malmesbury.

Ntlebi was arrested by City of Cape Town traffic officials after he allegedly crashed into another vehicle and sped away.

No one was injured in the crash, but it's believed Ntlebi was driving under the influence of alcohol.

The City's JP Smith said the official would face four charges, including drunk driving.

"He collided with the vehicle and drove away from the accident scene. He was arrested on the N7 towards Malmesbury. He is currently being detained at Milnerton Saps on a docket for reckless and negligent driving, drunk driving, fleeing the scene of an accident and resisting arrest. Nobody was injured in the motor vehicle accident."

Provincial Transport Operations chief director Deidre Ribbonaar has confirmed the incident saying an internal investigation is underway.