Thursday, January 24, 2008
A Scorpions investigator who was arrested for drunk driving, allegedly in the company of a Cape gang boss, appeared briefly in the Cape Town magistrate's court on Wednesday.
Ivor Powell, a former journalist, was granted R1 000 bail by Magistrate N. Ndlakuhlolo. The state did not oppose this.
His case was postponed to April 29 pending the outcome of his blood alcohol analysis.
According to Powell's lawyer Joe Weeber, he faced charges of drunken driving, reckless driving and defeating the administration of justice.
He was in a vehicle on official Scorpions business at the time of his arrest in Woodstock on Tuesday evening.
"Police were under the impression that it was a stolen car.
"He's admitted that he did have a drink, but denies that he was under the influence," Weeber told journalists outside the court.
Weeber would not comment on reports that Powell was in the company of Igshaan Davids, alleged boss of the Americans gang, when he was arrested.
"There's an allegation that someone else was arrested. He's not charged with any other person."
Weeber said Powell had "no complaints" against the police but that he was a "little taken aback" at having to spend the night in jail.
Weeber added that it was "a bit premature" to comment on whether Powell's arrest had anything to do with the reported ongoing feud between the South African Police Service and the Scorpions. - Sapa Taken from IOL
Ivor Powell, along with being a Scorpion is a regular art critic. Igshaan Davids, however, is not.
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