South Africa: Drunk driving cases hit corruption wobble
03 Nov 2016

Drunk driving cases closed even before blood analysis reports were filed, reports that went missing and incorrect statements were some of the damning findings made by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate in a probe into corruption in drunk driving cases in Durban.

Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini said on Wednesday the directorate was preparing a memorandum to send to the National Prosecuting Authority to recommend police officers be charged with corruption.

The directorate launched an investigation into 200 drunk driving cases at the Durban Central police station in 2014 after alarms were raised about police handling the cases. Dlamini said many problems were encountered in the investigation, including that blood analysis reports requested from Forensic Science Laboratory went missing.

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