Road death: man arrested

A 28-year-old Table View man is facing charges of culpable homicide, recklessness and negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol after he drove his vehicle into a group of friends, all from Switzerland, on Wednesday December 14.

One of the six friends, who was just 19 years old, died during the incident which happened shortly after 9pm in Arum Road, Blouberg.

“According to an eye witness, a vehicle was driving at high speed down Arum Road and drove into the group of six people who were walking on the pavement,” said Table View SAPS spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler.

Police officers found out that all those injured were from Switzerland and aged between 18 and 35.

“One of the six friends succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel.

“The person driving the vehicle was found at the scene and he was arrested. He was immediately taken to have his blood tested for alcohol content,” said Captain Chandler.

Table View SAPS Captain Jonathan Myburgh was patrolling down Parklands Main Road on Friday December 16 when he noticed a vehicle driving towards oncoming traffic.

Captain Myburgh followed the vehicle, which was heading towards the R27, and called for back up.

He instructed the driver to pull off to the side of the road. When back up arrived, the vehicle was searched and plastic bags containing a substance believed to be cocaine to the street value of about R10 200 was found.

The vehicle’s occupants, men aged 21 and 34, were arrested and detained at Table View SAPS.