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Court Jails Taxi Driver Who Sped Off With Police Officer On Bonnet Two Years

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The Koforidua Circuit Court B has sentenced Daniel Ofori, the taxi driver, who drove a police officer on his bonnet for 300 metres, to two years imprisonment, Citinewsroom reported.

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According to the report, Daniel was convicted to serve six months on count 1 for dangerous driving contrary to Section 1 of Road Traffic Act, 683 and convicted to serve 24 months on count 2 for resisting arrest contrary to Section 226 (1A) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, (Act 29); which he shall serve concurrently.

His license has also been withdrawn from him for five years.

If it’ll be recalled, Daniel went viral after video of a police man on a taxi bonnet hit social media.

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Briefing the court, the prosecutor Inspector Geshon Dafeamekpor said the taxi driver who was being monitored by the police MTTD for other road traffic infractions was spotted at the Galloway traffic and ordered to park, but he refused and drove away with Sergeant Asante Peprah who jumped on the bonnet in an attempt to avoid being driven over by the taxi driver.

Daniel Ofori was however forced to stop after another driver blocked his path, leading to his arrest.

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