handcuffsNews24 reports that a Cape Town police officer in a police BMW was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol following a high-speed chase with traffic police.  

This happened over a weekend that saw numerous people being arrested for driving under the influence during matric "valedictory" celebrations.  The City's mayoral committee member for safety, JP Smith, said on Monday:  "One of those arrested was a police officer who took officers attached to the Ghost Squad on a wild chase through Khayelitsha into Eerste River at approximately 05:20 on Sunday."  The squad comprises unmarked vehicles and officers in civilian clothes.  The driver eventually lost control and hit a curb in Eerste River.  He was arrested for driving under the influence, and reckless and negligent driving.


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