New Era (Windhoek)

4 February 2013

Namibia: Drunk Drivers Face the Music

Windhoek — Police in the Khomas Region arrested 26 people for drunk driving over the weekend.

The suspects were released on bail of N$4 000 each and will appear in court today.

On Friday between 07:30 and 18:00, unknown persons allegedly broke into a house in Karnett Street, Khomasdal and stole a flat screen television, a play station and a home theatre.

The stolen property is valued at N$12 000. No arrests were made and police investigations continue.

In Mururani in the Kavango Region on Saturday at about 23:30, an unidentified male pedestrian who was crossing the road was bumped and killed instantly by a white Toyota Hilux that was travelling from Windhoek to Rundu on the Trans-Caprivi Highway.

No arrests were made and police investigations continue.

On Saturday in Tsumeb at around 08:00, three unknown men allegedly entered a Chinese shop, held the shop owner at gunpoint and robbed the shop of N$7 600 in cash and an unknown number of cellphones.

On Friday at about 23:30 at Sesfontein location, a suspect who is the ex-boyfriend of the complainant allegedly found the complainant walking with her current boyfriend and started assaulting her. The suspect, a 23-year-old man, was arrested and charged for assault.

On Saturday in Otjinene at about 15:00, five kilometres from Otjinene a driver of a motor vehicle allegedly lost control of the vehicle after the two front tyres burst, causing the vehicle to overturn.

Three people including the driver sustained serious injuries and were treated at Otjinene clinic, however they were transferred to Gobabis State Hospital for further treatment.

On Friday in Gibeon at about 23:45 at Gibeon's Gemsbok Bar, a 23-year-old man was arrested for stabbing a 32-year-old man with a knife. The victim was stabbed in the head and in the stomach, allegedly after a quarrel that erupted between the two men.

The victim was admitted to Mariental State Hospital. The suspect is due to appear in the Mariental Magistrate Court on Monday.

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