22 motorists avoid arrest

During a recent operation, members of EMPD’s Warrant Unit stopped 48 motorists who had outstanding warrants of arrests or outstanding fines.

The May 4 operation held on Van Riebeeck Avenue in Edenvale made use of a number plate recognition device to catch the drivers.

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Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago, EMPD spokesperson, said the operation was held to remind motorists with outstanding traffic fines to pay in good time.

“It also ensured that those with outstanding warrants were either assisted to make arrangements to pay on the spot or arrested.”

Members of EMPD’s Warrant Unit stopping motorists on May 4 during an operation held on Van Riebeeck Avenue.

Twenty-two drivers who had warrants of arrests paid a total of just under R16 000 to avoid arrest.

For each unpaid fine, motorists had to pay R300 for contempt of court.

Additionally, 26 drivers settled their outstanding fines before their final payment dates.

Also read: 12 drunk drivers arrested

The 26 motorists paid a total of R13 500.

“Motorists have several avenues at their convenience to pay traffic fines,” said Kgasago.

He urged community members to periodically check if they have any outstanding fines.

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Stephan Lehman

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