Massive delays in blood tests for drunk drivers in the Eastern Cape allow them to escape the full wrath of the law. This bombshell has left me feeling outraged. Too many tears are shed by grieving families while the culprits are getting away with murder.
The DA believes that we need a criminal justice system that is properly coordinated so that offenders can be nailed and jailed. Court cases against drunken drivers are not succeeding due to high backlogs in blood testing by the Forensic Science Laboratory. Some results have been outstanding for more than two years and in some instances cases get removed from the roll because of delays.