Old habits die hard… Kuutondokwa again arrested for drunk driving

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By Tunomukwathi Asino

WINDHOEK – Deputy Prosecutor-General Jackson Kuutondokwa, already on trial for drunken driving, was arrested again on Saturday, after he was found to be driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The matter was remanded to September 3, after the deputy prosecutor appeared at the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. The matter was postponed for further investigations and legal representation. The matter was held in chambers, and was not open to members of the public. Magistrate Surita Savage presided. Prosecutor Peter Kandjumbwa represented the state.

He was granted bail of N$1000.

In the matter in the Regional Court, he faces a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, and a charge of negligence and reckless driving. He allegedly caused an accident along Independence Avenue, on April 8 2012.

Kuutondokwa is free on a warning, in that matter. The matter was remanded last year because the defence indicated that they would like the services of an advocate.

In 2004, Kuutondokwa was also investigated after he allegedly rammed his vehicle into an electricity transformer in Wanaheda, in what was also described as an accident caused while under the influence.

The incident took place after Kuutondokwa’s driver’s licence, which had been suspended for three months following a conviction on a charge of drunken driving, was returned to him.

The Deputy Prosecutor-General also previously pleaded guilty in the High Court to driving while under the influence of liquor on December 8, 2002.

Kuutondokwa was fined N$5 000 or twelve months imprisonment, of which N$2 500 or six months were suspended for three years on condition he is not convicted of a similar offence during the period of the suspension.