Retired cop tells of arrest in street

A FORMER policeman told the Port Elizabeth Regional Court yesterday he had arrested Port Elizabeth businessman Raven Rungan in June 2010 on a charge of drunken driving after driving past Rungan’s stationary vehicle in Cape Road.

On Monday Rungan, 42, owner of V&R Auto, pleaded not guilty to charges of culpable homicide and drunk- driving related to the death of Muir College pupil Anre Grobbelaar, 18, on December 3 2010.

Retired Colonel Tobias Fourie said he was working on June 24 2010 around midnight when he noticed a stationary vehicle in Cape Road.

“The vehicle was standing still and I pulled up behind it.”

He said he asked Rungan to exit the vehicle.

“I noticed the driver was not steady on his feet and smelt of liquor.

“I contacted a traffic officer to bring a machine so we could test if there was any alcohol in his system.”

He said a traffic officer arrived at the scene and Rungan was asked to blow into the machine.

He was arrested and two police members drove his vehicle from the scene.

But Rungan’s defence advocate, Terry Price, asked Fourie if he had seen Rungan driving, to which Fourie conceded he had not.

The trial continues today. – Lee-Anne Butler

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