Tashiya Kalondo arrested for DUI

04 Jan 2016 16:30pm
WALVIS BAY, 04 JAN (NAMPA) – Well-known radio personality, Tashiya Kalondo appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrates’ Court Monday on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol after police had to chase her because she refused to accept a ticket for not having her license.
Kalondo, 31 who is also a younger sister to First Lady Monica Geingos, was apprehended at the Walvis Bay roadblock on Saturday.
Court records indicate that Kalondo was passing through the roadblock in the evening when the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) asked for her driver’s license, which she failed to provide because she was allegedly not carrying it with her at that time.
The officer then issued her with a N.dollars 1 000 fine for driving without her license but that did not go down well as Kalondo allegedly refused to accept the ticket, tore it apart and drove off towards Swakopmund.
As such, police officers chased and caught her before Swakopmund.
The court records state officers had to use minimal force to get her to the police station as she was allegedly refusing to cooperate, during which officers picked up a smell of alcohol when asking her to blow.
She allegedly also refused to blow but officers then decided to take her to a hospital for blood tests and later charged her with drunken driving.
Her bail of N.dollars 4 000 was extended to 23 March 2016 when she is expected to appear in the same court.
There is no indication as to how much alcohol was found in her blood because the court is still waiting for the results of her blood sample.
Kalondo was not asked to plead on the charge but told the court she will be represented by a private lawyer.
Magistrate John Liwoyo Sindano heard the case with Prosecutor Mclean Handjaba representing the State.
(NAMPA)
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