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Herschelle Gibbs arrested

2014-12-01 15:02

Cape Town - Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs has been arrested on a charge of reckless driving following an accident in Camps Bay on Sunday evening.

According to the Jacaranda FM website, although no injuries were reported, but it is suspected Gibbs, 40, was speeding when he collided with a Toyota.

Western Cape police spokesperson FC van Wyk says the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.


"A case of drunk driving is under investigation. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested at 23:30 on Sunday and will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on November 25, 2015," Van Wyk confirmed.

According to the People's Post website, Camps Bay police station commander Captain Delicia Isaacs confirmed the incident.

Isaacs confirmed a case docket has been opened and the circumstances around the incident are still under investigation.

Gibbs played 90 Tests for the Proteas as well as 248 ODIs and 23 T20s, he last match coming in 2010.




Sport24

Comments
  • Riaan Dreyer - 2014-12-01 15:19

    "will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on November 25, 2015," Van Wyk confirmed." that cant be right? #OnlyinRSA

      Clint Skinner - 2014-12-01 15:23

      Think you are right there. At least they got it right that the 25th of November 2015 is a working day! LOL

      sthembize.zulu - 2014-12-01 15:24

      He is rich and famous remember! In SA there are two systems of justice, one for the ordinary poor the other for the rich and famous

      Maharaj R S Sharan - 2014-12-01 15:42

      meant to be 25 Dec lol

      Darwinia Doolittle - 2014-12-01 16:17

      Waiting for blood alcohol results which take about a year.

      Clive Kihn - 2014-12-01 20:45

      A year to get a reckless/drunk driving case to court?! And then countless postponements after that, no doubt. Our justice 'system' is truly a fiasco to behold. But I thought Hersch was off the 'sauce'?

      Deon Louw - 2014-12-02 10:42

      That is "fast" in SA law. I know of a mother that was told she has to wait for 8 years to get her deceased daughters blood results (It must be true as it was in the You).

  • Sue Maguire - 2014-12-01 15:23

    The wheel turns

      Brent - 2014-12-02 09:53

      which is what its supposed to do...

      Dylan Barnard - 2014-12-03 11:23

      Someone stole my wheels

  • Sue Maguire - 2014-12-01 15:24

    Remember hansie? Like I said...the wheel turns

      Focus Nothecar - 2014-12-01 16:14

      I think Sue and Medulla are drinking from the same pap-sak!! .....

      Angus Stembull - 2014-12-01 16:22

      huh Sue

      Victoria Abbot - 2014-12-01 19:15

      Oh sue, sue away you dumb rat!

      Brent - 2014-12-02 09:55

      go look for hansie vengeance somewhere else

  • sthembize.zulu - 2014-12-01 15:25

    November 2015?! Ja ne...

  • JacoVintage - 2014-12-01 15:26

    Those are some butt ugly sunglasses.

      Focus Nothecar - 2014-12-01 16:15

      Daai issie 'n mooi kind nie .....

  • skurwekop.kameel - 2014-12-01 15:26

    Lol he still a legend

  • Derk Woldendorp - 2014-12-01 15:29

    appear in court November 2015?

  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2014-12-01 15:32

    Let's hope he was not under the influence of holy water as old habits die hard

  • Jeanette Gibbs Persson - 2014-12-01 15:35

    Funny, I was wondering the other day what had happened to him

      Focus Nothecar - 2014-12-01 16:16

      Lost son Jeanette Gibbs Persson ??

  • emperorkent - 2014-12-01 15:37

    The last paragraph belongs in sports section. I think I can be a journalist too

  • Teko Mohaeka - 2014-12-01 15:38

    Is this not Hansie Cronje's matchfixing crying partner?

      Deon Louw - 2014-12-02 10:44

      Her served his time, that is why he settled on the number 00. Too bad he did not switch to 0 alcohol drinks.

  • Knowit All - 2014-12-01 15:41

    Papsak?

  • Winston Jackson - 2014-12-01 15:42

    Hey Wow is that a moooner ecliepsch or whaat !!!

  • Coretta Green - 2014-12-01 15:43

    I find it very sad when sports stars act irresponsibly. Kids idolize these guys yet they are so reckless. He knows better than to be driving drunk at that hour.

      Makemine Amogadon - 2014-12-01 16:22

      Pray tell which hour exactly is OK for driving drunk?

      Coretta Green - 2014-12-01 16:24

      Maybe you didnt comprehend the entire statement. "at that hour" was not meant to be the point.

  • Thomas Jordaan - 2014-12-01 15:43

    Nee man gibbsie

  • Gorj Bear - 2014-12-01 15:43

    Stout bliksem.

  • Tshepi Yum-Yum Mgutshini - 2014-12-01 15:45

    So, does he stay in jail from yesterday till Nov 25th 2015?

      Deon Louw - 2014-12-02 10:46

      No, same as Mr. "Maserati" he was released.

  • Teko Mohaeka - 2014-12-01 15:45

    Looks even the writer was drunk 25November my foot

  • Deon Steyn - 2014-12-01 15:52

    Wow !!!! so Gibbsie is normal just like all of us !!!!

  • Jill Heydra - 2014-12-01 15:55

    Leave him alone

      Coretta Green - 2014-12-01 16:16

      Until he kills innocent children as the result of his irresponsible behavior. Jub Jub is serving a sentence for this. We don't want to see your precious Hershel in orange overalls

      Arne Ronald - 2014-12-01 22:19

      Honestly guys if he never killed anyone in the reckless driving, why is he being arrested on what grounds? President Zuma's son clearly was driving under the influence of alcohol recklessly bashed a Taxi from behind leading to the deaths of Mother and a second victim. He was never arrested nor was his blood taken. All they did was to set up an inquiry let them do the same in this instance. If not then the NPA/the Courts / Police are all corrupt.

  • Lin Browne - 2014-12-01 15:57

    Why do we care? That's his personal life. Got nothing to do with anyone. He's a cricketer not a politician. He should really know better. Drinking and driving is not acceptable from ANYONE. But seriously - why is this news? Can't we leave the oke alone to make his mistakes in private? My uncle Bert from Quaggasfontein got a speedfine once... didn't see a single mention of it here.

      Coretta Green - 2014-12-01 16:10

      He is a role model to young kids. Is it okay for them to think that once they have reached fame over the sport they love the most they can go around drinking and driving. You cannot have private mistake if you have such a public life. Logic tells us this. No one cares about your uncle from Quaggasfontien because he is not a pro-cricket/Former coach.

      Coretta Green - 2014-12-01 16:14

      And this is not a speed fine. He was in an accident as a result of him driving under the influence of alcohol. Please dont act like a redneck rooster from Quaggasfontien. Wise up Miss brown.

  • Tian Nel - 2014-12-01 15:57

    'never a dull moment' hey gibbs?

  • Jimmy Cents - 2014-12-01 15:59

    Why waste time with this hasbeen. He wasnt a straight arrow anyway

      Arne Ronald - 2014-12-01 22:19

      Honestly guys if he never killed anyone in the reckless driving, why is he being arrested on what grounds? President Zuma's son clearly was driving under the influence of alcohol recklessly bashed a Taxi from behind leading to the deaths of Mother and a second victim. He was never arrested nor was his blood taken. All they did was to set up an inquiry let them do the same in this instance. If not then the NPA/the Courts / Police are all corrupt.

  • Fannie Mashilo - 2014-12-01 16:00

    Former something,lol.

  • Ria Cook - 2014-12-01 16:02

    Very naughty boy - I don't think that will ever change.

  • Fuad De Vries - 2014-12-01 16:07

    "According to the Jacaranda FM website, although no injuries were reported, but it is suspected Gibbs, 40, was speeding when he collided with a Toyota." Grammatically, I have never read anything worse that the above sentence. The story is also not the most newsworthy. What a waste of time, reading a badly written piece of non-news.

  • Grant Durban - 2014-12-01 16:09

    Drunk driving is not normal Deon

  • George Gibbs - 2014-12-01 16:12

    Most probably get protected cause he a celeb - if that was a normal citizen you dead in the woods!!!

  • Molefi Leviy Motshabi - 2014-12-01 16:14

    "honorable members"go to parliament drunk buying alcohol with taxpayers money.No news here admin.

      Coretta Green - 2014-12-01 16:18

      You are probably drunk right now, thats why you swerved off topic. Stick to the topic before you cause accidents

  • Sean Glasgow - 2014-12-01 16:15

    He has 2 problems : firstly he has a drinking problem : secondly he doesn't know it

  • Grant Montgomery854 - 2014-12-01 16:29

    Sport icons should have the same rights as ANC politicians i. e exempt from all prosecutions. If HG had had a blue light escort the accident may never have happened ;-)

      Boetie Van Zyl - 2014-12-01 19:25

      agree with the prosecution angle but blue light even more reason for accident to happen.

  • - 2014-12-01 16:37

    shame

  • Kay Booi - 2014-12-01 16:40

    Biterbek

  • Dylan Barnard - 2014-12-01 16:44

    Again!

  • Lunga - 2014-12-01 16:55

    Leave him alone, he's eating his youth.

  • Sean Thompson - 2014-12-01 17:03

    If Herschell only had as much alcohol in his system as he has braincells he would have been fine.

  • Lwazi Mazwi - 2014-12-01 17:19

    So its fine for Gibbs to drive while intoxicated according to some Orania bound boere on news24.Then if that's the case I do not expect outcry on news24 when a black public figure is not arrested for drunken driving.

  • Phumaphi Irene - 2014-12-01 17:20

    What take him so long to appear in court no there is something wrong with the dates but we still love him is our legent

      Nevin Narraidu - 2014-12-02 15:41

      Well he is my LEGEND

  • mike.myers.5667901 - 2014-12-01 17:33

    Leopard!

  • Rowan Rennie - 2014-12-01 18:05

    No one moaned when he batted recklessly!

      Jen Rose - 2014-12-02 11:27

      exactly, well said. ppl are idjits...

  • Rowan Rennie - 2014-12-01 18:06

    No one moaned when he batted recklessly

  • Huge Mar - 2014-12-01 18:32

    not the kind of behaviour I would encourage young upcoming cricketers to aspire to. .actually ashamed that he wears our colours. .criminal brat gibbs

  • rene.rossouw.35 - 2014-12-01 18:41

    Thís time around I hope he gets a stiff sentence!

  • Luvolwethu Gibson Mketo - 2014-12-01 18:55

    Bloody hell as monied as he is he should have a chauffeur by now, he can party for all eternity after all he's earned

  • wendy.vdflaesglanninger - 2014-12-01 19:13

    No matter how many 2nd chances some people get, they just never learn from their mistakes.

  • Janette Hilton-Gericke - 2014-12-01 20:19

    Luqmaan. .. until he kills one of your loved ones with his reckless driving... then you'll sing a different tune.

  • Ghaleed Esakala Mohammad - 2014-12-01 20:25

    The law very serious on famous people.

  • Michael Clifford Georgopoulos - 2014-12-01 20:28

    AO TELL ME ...........WHATS NEW?????????

  • Lydia Benkenstein - 2014-12-01 20:30

    You must start behaving yourself ok?

  • hornynick - 2014-12-01 21:00

    Lekke ne!!