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ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION ON 21 OCTOBER 2018

Residents are advised of a proposed electricity shutdown on SUNDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2018, between the hours of 08h00 and 16h00, in various areas of Nelson Mandela Bay, caused by the temporary shutdown of the College Drive Substation, to allow repairs and maintenance to be carried out on a local transformer.  

Areas affected: Mill Park, St. Georges Park (only end of College Drive Road), Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Scotstown.

Streets affected: Ascot Road, Barris Walk Street, Bradshaw Street, Churchill Road, College Drive, Conyngham Road, Cape Road, Dene Road, Fairford Road, Highbeech Road, Lenox Street, McLean Road, Mill Park Road, Mortimer Road, Nightingale Street, Ramsay Lane, Salisbury Avenue, Wares Road, Way Avenue, Wembley Road, Westview Drive, Woodville Road, Young Road. 

All installations must be treated as live for the duration of the outage. - Apologies are tendered for any inconvenience caused.

Inebriated Metro Police officer tries to outrun his own colleagues before his arrest

No one is above the law and if Metro Police officers are caught transgressing the law they will be dealt with very harshly.

Metro Police Chief Yolande Faro made this stringent statement following the arrest of an off-duty Metro Police officer for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

"There is no way we will tolerate this behaviour as Metro Police officers are entrusted to stop the carnage on our roads caused by drunken drivers, and not be responsible for endangering the lives of other road users like in this case.

"I ordered the immediate suspension of the officer pending an investigation.

"The arrest took place at 07:10 this morning, when Metro Police officers were patrolling Standford Road. They noticed a silver VW Polo indicating to turn into the roadway in front of the patrol car, while travelling in an IPTS bus lane.

"Our officers switched on their siren to warn the driver against doing it, but when he foolhardily persisted, he was requested to pull over and eventually stopped his car in Liebenberg Road.

"The driver of the patrol car was surprised when he recognized the offending driver as one of his colleagues.

"They were especially alarmed when he reeked of alcohol and immediately informed him that his blood alcohol level will be tested.

"The suspect jumped out of his car and ran a short distance before he was apprehended by his colleagues.

"He was arrested and taken to the Gelvandale South African Police Services where he was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol

"I am especially perturbed by this incident and the law must now take its course,” Metro Police Chief Faro said.

Ends

Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (082 780 2726 / 041 506 1500 / kbaron@mandelametro.gov.za / @kupidobaron). 

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