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sapsNews24 reports that a police officer was killed after an alleged drunken driver failed to stop at a road block and drove into the police officer.  

Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said that police officers from Atteridgeville police station were conducting a road block on the R511 and R512 on Saturday when the speeding vehicle failed to stop.  Peters indicated:  "A female Constable was knocked down and succumbed to her injuries.  The member was declared dead on the scene.  A male suspect, who was allegedly intoxicated at the time, was arrested for culpable homicide and for driving under the influence of alcohol."  In an unrelated incident also on Saturday, a 38-year-old Warrant Officer stationed at National Head Office was declared dead on scene after being involved in an accident on the R21 near Olifantsfontein.

  • Read Alex Mitchley’s short report on this story at News24
  • Read a SAPS press statement in this regard at SAPS News

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