Man arrested for drunk driving following fatal crash

One person died and another was hospitalised following an accident on Friday night
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A man has been arrested for drunk driving following a fatal accident in Walmer on Friday night.

Ross Ventress, 45, was released on R1000 bail and must appear in court again on June 18.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the accident occurred on the corner of 6th Avenue and Heugh Road at about 10.45pm.

Ventress, driving a Land Rover Discovery 4, collided with a motorbike.

“According to police information, the driver of the Landrover was turning right into 6th Avenue from Heugh Road while the rider and his passenger on the motorbike were travelling from 7th Avenue towards 6th Avenue,” she said.

“The passenger on the motorbike, age unknown, passed away in hospital while the rider [18] is still in hospital, condition unknown.”

Ventress was arrested on charges of culpable homicide, drunk driving and reckless/negligent driving.


One thought on “Man arrested for drunk driving following fatal crash

  • January 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    This is what happens when u drink and drive, I was furious last night When I saw how drunk the couple were of the land drover!! Getting very upset with me cause I told them they are drunk….look what u have done……taken an innocent life and maybe the other guy won’t be able to walk again!!! U should sit in jail!! Hope and pray for Warren he was badly injured!!!


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