By Carlos Kambaekwa
A 30-year-old driver of a Mazda double cab truck was on Wednesday night arrested by the Katutura police for negligent and drunk driving and was taken into custody.
The man, a naturalised Namibian of Indian origin, whose identity is known to New Era was involved in a collision when he failed to stop at the robot on the Moses Garoeb and Andrew Kloppers road junction in Khomasdal.
He collided with an oncoming Mazda sedan taxi driven by its owner, Peter Enduwa, at about 23h00 on Wednesday night.
According to eyewitnesses, Enduwa was approaching from the west when the driver of the double cab coming from the opposite direction made a sharp turn in front of the oncoming sedan hitting it on the left front door.
Such was the impact of the collusion that the double cab overturned and landed on its side.
Apart from a minor bruise to Enduwa’s left eye, both drivers came out unscathed, but both vehicles were badly damaged with the sedan the most affected.
The driver of the double cab adopted an aggressive attitude towards the law enforcers at the scene of the accident and half-heartedly cooperated with the men in uniform. But the cops would have none of it and summarily bundled him into the back of a police van.
When reinforcement finally arrived, both men were subjected to a breath test and while the taxi driver was given a clean bill of health, his counterpart hit the gauge at 0.87 – a cool 40 milligrammes more than the legal limit of 0.37.