Easter warrant of arrest crackdown

01 Apr 2015 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 01 APR (NAMPA) – The Windhoek City Police will join the Namibian Police Force (Nampol) to adopt a Zero Tolerance law enforcement approach on lawlessness during the upcoming Easter weekend.
Speaking at a media briefing in the capital on Wednesday, City Police Traffic Unit Head, Adam Eiseb noted that the City Police will have a special operation, which will involve the setting up of a mini roadblock in all residential and business areas across the city from 04 April to 07 April 2015.
“All vehicle users with a warrant of arrest are encouraged to settle their warrant of arrest before the long weekend”, he stressed.
A warrant of arrest is an order under the Criminal Procedure Act No 51 of 1977 from a judge or magistrate to law enforcement officers, to arrest and bring to jail a person charged with a crime and in this case, the violation of traffic laws.
Eiseb added that daily roadblocks and the deployment of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems with data would be set in place.
The database enables the access of any outstanding fines or warrants linked to the vehicle’s or driver’s identity number.
“It is every driver’s civic duty to check from time to time for new fines and warrants even if they have settled outstanding fines” Eiseb noted.
The head of traffic also stated that any lamps that do not comply with the specifications laid down in the Road Traffic and Transport Regulations, as well as motorists with illegal, false and obscure number plates would be dealt with decisively and with zero tolerance.