A 52-year-old police officer was arrested for drinking and reckless driving after allegedly bumping into a pedestrian in Wentworth on Sunday night.
The man who allegedly lost control of his Private car that collided with Jolene Fynn along Austerville Drive.
She was with her sister Linda and a 10 month old child. Fynn was taken to Wentworth Hospital.
“It all happened so quickly. I was buying bread at a local tuck shop when I heard that huge bang. Next, I saw my sister go down. I screamed hysterically and the community and other eyewitnesses were there immediately, “said Linda.
She added that residents tried to confront the driver, but the police intervened.
Residents, Linda said, requested that the driver be taken for a blood test instead of just a breathalyzer.
Aubrey Snyman, councilor from Division 68, who was on site, said he and several others had police escorted to Addington Hospital to make sure the test was done.
“I followed the police to Addington with the victim’s sister. The test was carried out around 9:30 p.m. and the accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. We were told that the results would be available in a month or less, “said Snyman.
Fynn is recovering at home.
KZN police spokesman Capt Nqobile Gwala confirmed the arrest from the 52nd -year-old man. She said he would appear in Wentworth District Court on Friday.