Pistorius faces random bail checks for drugs and alcohol
JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, charged with murdering his girlfriend, faces at least four random tests for drugs and alcohol in coming months to ensure he is complying with bail terms, an official said on Monday.
Pistorius, who is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend in cold blood in the early hours of Feb 14, checked in with a probation officer at Pretoria magistrate's court on Monday in compliance with bail conditions laid down last week, the prison service said.
As well as having to check in twice a week, Pistorius was ordered to surrender his two passports, post bail of 1 million rand (S$140,000) in cash and guarantees, and refrain from drinking alcohol until his case resumes on June 4.
He is staying at his uncle Arnold's plush home east of Pretoria, and prison service officials can drop in at any time of day or night to ensure he is complying with the bail terms.