Man tells court: ‘why i refused to give police breath specimen’

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JWANENG: A young man who last year June refused to give police his breath specimen after allegedly found drinking and driving has told the magistrate court here why he told the officers off.

Ramotswa-born Clement Mooketsi, 26, a marketing executive, appeared before Jwaneng magistrate Segametsi Basinyi last week, to answer for one count of failure to provide breath specimen when required by a police officer to do so.

First to take the stand was state witness, Inspector Kgopolo Moshebashebi of Jwaneng who told court that on June 20, 2014, he was deployed to patrol during desert race in Jwaneng. He said he saw a vehicle driven by the accused person, making a u-turn at a circle and they stopped him, only to be met by a strong smell of alcohol in his breath.

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