A law enforcement officer is in a critical condition after being run over by a motorist during a roadblock in Cape Town.
A police officer was also injured in the incident on Saturday night.
The driver who tried to flee was chased down by several officers.
He now faces a string of charges including attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol.
The spokesperson for the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Unit, Wayne Dayson, explains.
“On Saturday night, the city’s Law Enforcement Department held a joint operation with SA Police Service (SAPS) in Constantia main road. They pulled over an unlicensed Mercedes Benz, but the 24-year-old driver decided a fight would be a better option and fled. In the process, he ran over a SAPS officer and a law enforcement officer.”