Suspected drag racers arrested

Members of the City of Cape Town Ghost Squad arrested seven drivers for reckless and negligent driving and three for driving under the influence of alcohol in the Mitchell’s Plain and Athlone area on Sunday night.

Three of those arrested were also charged with participating in an illegal street race.

Officers also issued fines to five unlicensed drivers, one for failing to wear a seat-belt, two unlicensed vehicles and two fines for disobeying red traffic lights.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “Illegal street racing continues to be a big concern for us. Driving at high speed under any conditions seldom ends well, as we saw earlier this year, but to behave in this manner in the atrocious weather conditions that had set in during the time of the operation, speaks to a complete lack of common sense and regard for the lives and safety of others.”