QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY
PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION NO.: 362
Mrs. D. A. SchÃ¤fer (DA) to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional
(1) How many cases of (a) drunk driving and (b) driving with the
blood alcohol level exceeding the prescribed permissible
maximum have been (i) received by the National Prosecuting
Authority (NPA) from the SA Police Service (SAPS) for
prosecution and (ii) prosecuted in each province;
(2) In respect of those prosecuted, how many resulted in a
conviction in each case?
For the period 1 April 2012 to December 2012, a total of (i) 19705 new
drunk driving cases were registered by all the provinces. During the
same period a total (ii) 8452 drunken driving cases were prosecuted.
For the period 1 April 2012 to December 2012, out of a total of 8452
prosecuted cases, 7747 drunken driving cases resulted in a conviction.