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gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that the man who allegedly drove into and killed two Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officers was denied bail on Friday by the Alexandra Regional Court.  

Albert Pretorius, 41, is alleged to have driven his double-cab bakkie into a JMPD policing operation on Witkoppen Road under the influence of alcohol on Monday last week.  Two police officers were killed and several motorists seriously injured.  He is facing two counts of culpable homicide and one of driving under the influence of alcohol.  Pretorius’ attorney claimed that he was on medication which had contributed to his high alcohol levels.  But the court ruled the speed limit signage had been visible, the road was straight and there was sufficient lighting for the accused to have clearly seen the officers.  Proceedings were postponed until 29 March 2018.

  • A short report by Chisom Jenniffer Okoye is at The Citizen

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