|Police officer locked in back of his police car|
(Scroll down for video) In an interesting turn of events, a concerned citizen took matters into his own hands and arrested a police officer who was driving drunk.
A man drove along a road when he noticed an on-duty police officer driving recklessly and swerving.
The citizen suspected that the officer was drunk so he arrested him by placing the officer in the back of the officer’s own police patrol car, according to a witness.
According to reports, Russell George of Prestbury, South Africa, saw the police officer driving his police car recklessly before stopping abruptly. George stopped at the side of the road and asked the officer if he was fine. The officer then drove off.
George called the police and reported the situation, but no one came to stop the drunken officer. Then, George saw the officer had stopped again.
That is when George approached the officer, who has since been identified as 28-year-old Nkuleleko Mbanjwa.
"I approached the driver's side and asked him to come out of the car. I looked at him and I could smell that he had been drinking," George said.
When Mbanjwa refused to exit the car, George took away the keys, pulled him out of the car and locked him in the back seat of the police car.
Khanyi Mnikathi, who witnessed the incident, also believes that the officer was intoxicated.
Officer Mbanjwa was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving and negligence.