oa De Rebus - The offence of drunken driving and the defence of voluntary drunkenness

Volume 1982, Issue 170
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



The various provincial ordinances contain similar provisions creating the offence of drunken driving. Section 140(1) of the Transvaal Ordinance 21 of 1966 will serve as an example. It reads: ""Any person who on a public road drives a vehicle ... while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug having a narcotic effect, shall be guilty of an offence ... ""

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