Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Drunk police colonel apprehended outside English training camp

Officers guarding the English camp raced to cut off the approaching driver, who did a U-turn and sped off in the opposite direction before finally being brought to a halt.

SHOOT: Great to see our security in such tiptop shape.
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Johannesburg - Police guarding the English team's World Cup training camp arrested an off-duty officer after a high-speed chase down the wrong side of the road near the team's hotel, media said on Wednesday.
The senior officer was charged with drunken and reckless driving after police stationed at the sports complex where England are staying caught him speeding the wrong way down the road near the team camp, The Star newspaper reported.
Fabio Capello's England squad are staying and training at the Bafokeng Sports Campus near Rustenburg, where the team play their first match against Group C rivals the United States on Saturday.
Police on patrol in the nearby town of Thabane spotted the car speeding down the wrong side of the road and gave chase just before midnight on Tuesday, alerting colleagues at the sports complex as the car approached, the Star said.
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