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Bottlenecks hit drunk driving cases

20 January 2014
Xolisa Phillip

A BACKLOG at the Forensic Science Laboratory is causing massive delays in blood tests for drunk drivers in the Eastern Cape.

This came to light when Safety and Liaison MEC Helen Sauls-August responded to a question by the DA’s Bobby Stevenson in the legislature. In an official response, Sauls-August said the delays in obtaining 2871 blood test results in the Eastern Cape varied from six months to two years.

Outstanding blood test results were: 1087 for six months, 954 for one year, 577 for 18 months and 203 for two years.

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Report Abuse Author: VernE Date: 20 January 2014 18:55

Time to introduce state of the art breathalizers surely

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