We just chatted to Steven Tyler ahead of his visit to SA next week and he totally invited us backstage!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Arno Carstens in court for drunk driving

2013-01-23 09:16
 
arno carstens
Cape Town - The Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard that local musician Arno Carstens smelled of alcohol and staggered on his feet when he was arrested for drunk driving a few years ago, it was reported on Wednesday.

According to the Cape Argus, Constable Lionel Galant told the court on Tuesday that he pursued a black Mercedes-Benz with tinted windows around 23:00 on 19 December 2010, but that the car kept turning into side roads.

The car, which the former Springbok Nude Girls frontman was driving, eventually stopped when Galant sounded his siren.

"I... asked him to get out. I noticed he was unsteady on his feet and... he smelled of alcohol," the policeman reportedly said.

"I asked the accused if he had had anything to drink. He said yes and that he just came from a party where he had a few beers."

Carstens has denied the allegations.

His attorney Milton de la Harpe reportedly said he would lead expert evidence that alcohol did not smell and that one could stagger for many reasons.

He also accused Galant of fabricating his evidence after going through transcripts of the case.

The trial continues later on Wednesday.

- SAPA

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

Your handy weekend gig guide

2014-11-21 17:00

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
15 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Your handy weekend gig guide

2014-11-21 17:00

It’s the weekend and whether you want to party like a rock star or just chill, there’s something for everyone happening this weekend. Read More »

Guns N' Roses will be the subject of a new movie, their biographer Marc Canters has confirmed. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.