A drunk driver was arrested by Reaction Officers after he fled the scene of a collision this morning (Saturday).

A member of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) was travelling on Umdloti Beach Road near Southridge – KZN at approximately 09:24 when a white Isuzu bakkie collided into the rear of his vehicle. The bakkie sped off in the direction of Waterloo – KZN.

The Reaction Officer requested additional backup and pursued the vehicle at high speed. RUSA Members forced the vehicle to a stop on Aloe Drive. The driver explained that he was retuning from the Verulam CBD after purchasing alcohol for a function he was attending. He was unstable on his feet and his speech was slurred. He was placed under arrest and handed over to the Verulam SAPS for further investigation.

The Reaction Officer was not injured.