Drunk driver caught two times

Mogomotsi Molopyane (30) from Brits is an employee at Swartplak Anglo is not married and has no kids. He will have to pay a fine of R3000 or have his license suspended for 5 years. After he appeared at Brits Magistrates court on two counts of drinking and driving. On the 14th of February 2016 he was arrested on Hendrik-Verwoerd road for drinking and driving
and recently this year he was arrested again at the Panorama road. Mogomotsi statement says that he was from a wedding driving with his family when he was stopped by traffic cops, he says they ran a blood test on him before they put him in a cell for 3hours. The amount of alcohol found in his body during the test amounted to 0.10 grams per hundred milliliters. He
admitted that he drank about 8 bottles of beer before he got behind the wheel. The rule of drinking and driving is simple, don’t do it. It is a proven fact that your driving is impaired after
even one unit of alcohol, so it is safer to not drink at all when you know you will be driving. Driving under the influence is a criminal offense and it only takes one point
over the limit to seal your fate – which could mean up to six years in prison. Drunk driving is one of the biggest threats to Road Safety in South Africa,” says the AA (Automobile
Association of South Africa). “More than 21,000 people have been arrested on our roads in the last year as a result of drinking and driving, and it has been shown that 50% of
people who die on our roads are over the limit.” In South Africa, the legal limit is a breath alcohol content of 0.24mg per 1,000ml, or a blood alcohol limit of 0.05g per 100ml, a fact that should be burnt into every motorist’s memory. The rule of thumb is a maximum of one unit of
alcohol per hour, which constitutes 10ml of pure alcohol, based on an adult weighing 68kg. Our bodies can process only one unit of alcohol each hour. However, it is important to be aware that if you weigh less than 68kg your body will need more time to process the same amount of alcohol. Alcohol significantly slows reaction time and distorts your vision, and the effects of a heavy night of drinking could well affect your driving ability the next morning, and you may still
even be over the legal limit. After only one unit of alcohol, your chances of being in an accident are doubled, and when you are at the legal limit of 0.24mg, you are four times more
likely to be in an accident. At the end of the day, motorists need to ask if it’s really worth risking the consequences before drinking and driving.