Motorist who drove off with traffic officer faces criminal charges

A Gauteng motorist who sped off with a traffic officer clutching on the top of her car last Friday has been charged with failing to comply with an instruction from an officer, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

In a video circulating on social media, a female traffic police officer was filmed clinging to a car bonnet, while ordering the driver to step out of the vehicle.

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Gauteng traffic police explained that the officer was in the process of issuing the 27-year-old female driver with a traffic fine for using a cellphone while driving when the driver chose to drive off.

Eyewitness News (EWN) reporter Sifiso Zulu has more on the story.

By some miracle the officer jumped on the bonnet, the motorist kept on driving... a group of other officers followed the motorist to stop her in an unmarked combi and that is when she was arrested and charged with failing to comply with an instruction from an officer, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

Sifiso Zulu, Reporter - EWN

The department of transport in Gauteng issued a statement condemning the incident and calling on drivers to adhere to the rules of the road.

Sifiso Zulu, Reporter - EWN

Click on the link below to hear the full report...


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