Law enforcement officer caught drag racing

A law enforcement officer was charged with reckless and negligent driving, along with three other drivers, during a Ghost Squad operation on Koeberg Road on Wednesday March 2.

Officers who were cracking down on illegal street racing on Koeberg Road, which has become a hot spot for drag racers, were shocked to find one of their own disobeying the law, said JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security.

“The operation was surprising for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I don’t think the Ghost Squad expected to catch one of their own colleagues behaving badly and breaking the law, but secondly, officers were surprised at the fact that Koeberg Road appears to be a new favourite among illegal drag-racers, he said.

“We cannot tolerate such behaviour from staff who are paid to uphold the law. It is not only embarrassing to the City, but it is also a smack in the face of the public, who look to our staff to set an example.”