Man arrested after crashing into fuel station shop

26 Feb 2018 10:20am
OTJIWARONGO, 26 FEB (NAMPA) – A 20-year-old man was arrested at Otjiwarongo on Sunday afternoon for drunken driving after he bumped into a fuel station shop and injured two people inside.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Sunday that the suspect failed to stop in the parking lot and drove straight into the fuel station shop along Dr Hage Geingob Street.
A portion of the shop’s front glass wall was left in pieces by the vehicle crash.
“A petrol attendant on duty and a customer sustained injuries in the process,” Mbeha said.
The two were taken to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital shortly after the incident for medical treatment and are reported to be in a stable condition.
The suspect was arrested after he allegedly tested 0.74 milligrammes (mg) of alcohol in his body, which is far beyond the legal blood alcohol level of 0.37mg.
He is expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court this week on charges of drunken driving, and reckless and/or negligent driving.
The suspect and his male passenger escaped unhurt.
Police investigations continue.