Swapo Man Arrested After Acciddent At Rdp Rally

26 May 2013 07:10

GROOTFONTEIN, 26 MAY (NAMPA) ? A 52-year-old man, draped in Swapo Party colours, was arrested for drunken driving at Grootfontein on Saturday after he allegedly bumped a six-year-old boy with his vehicle near the venue where the opposition RDP party was holding its rally.
The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) was holding its final campaign rally for the Grootfontein Constituency by-election at the Friedrich Awaseb Senior Secondary School sports field when the accident happened.
Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo told Nampa on Saturday that the child was playing in the streets when the car hit him.
The accident interrupted the RDP rally for about 30 minutes, before the police restored order and dispersed the angry crowd of RDP supporters.
Anghuwo said the accused man?s alcohol level was tested with an alcohol breathalyzer; an instrument which analyses alcohol content in the human body.
His alcohol level was recorded at 0.50 milligrammes (mg), surpassing the legal limit of 0.37 mg.
?The accused person was arrested and detained at the Grootfontein Police Station holding cells. He is now facing two charges ? firstly, a charge of reckless and negligent driving and the second charge is one of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol,? said Anghuwo.
Police investigations continue in the matter under CR number 57/05/2013.
The boy (Shiimi Samuel) received medical attention at the Grootfontein State Hospital for slight injuries on his forehead and right leg.
(NAMPA)
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