- JMPD arrested a driver yesterday for reckless driving and breaking road rules
- A founder of Eblockwatch was on the scene and was able to capture video footage of the offender breaking the law, as well as his arrest
- The video also shows the driver being interrogated about his behaviour and the excuses he gives for his unacceptable road use
The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JPMD) arrested a driver in Lonehill yesterday morning for blatant violation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act.
André Snyman, founding member of community-run SA crime-watch Eblockwatch, was present when JPMD pulled the driver aside and was able to catch the whole arrest in action on a cellphone video.
Snyman was also able to take footage of the offender’s illegal driving moments before his car was flagged down by officers.
According to Snyman, the offending driver is a repeat offender and drives with reckless abandon every single morning during peak traffic, along Main Road between Lonehill Boulevard and Witkoppen Road.
Briefly.co.za watched the video and saw how Snyman was respectful of the driver’s identity and, without showing the offender’s face, was able to confront him about his illegal behaviour.
The driver gave weak excuses to Snyman’s questions about his road use, claiming that he had to take his child to school.
MMC for Public Safety, Michael Sun told the Fourways Review that, on top of his violation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act the driver “was also charged for reckless and negligent driving, which is an arrestable offence,” and has been, “taken to the Douglasdale Police Station for further processing.”
Watch the video below to see the driver get caught red-handed:
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