A Cape Town truck driver will be honoured for bravery after he tried to stop the drunk driver of a Jaguar – as well as warn other motorists about the danger, the City said on Sunday.
Last Thursday, just after 23:00, traffic officials received a report that a white Jaguar was driving into oncoming traffic on the N1 near Monte Vista, said the City's mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith.
CCTV footage then picked up that it was being followed by a white truck.
"First impressions were that both vehicles were driving negligently," said Smith.
"However further examination revealed that the truck driver was attempting to stop the Jaguar, as well as warn oncoming traffic of the hazard by flashing his lights."
Until the Jaguar driver was eventually arrested at the Koeberg interchange, the trucker, Zain Small, was able to prevent him from causing harm.
The driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless and negligent driving and the possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Small, will receive a commendation from the City for his bravery at a special ceremony.