- The Gauteng Department of Community Safety has reacted to the viral video of a woman trying to escape arrest
- The footage shows a traffic officer holding onto her car's bonnet as she tries to drive away
- According to the department, her actions were "reckless"
On Tuesday, Briefly.co.za reported that a video went viral which showed a motorist driving off with a traffic officer hanging onto her car's bonnet.
Now, the Gauteng Department of Community Safety has responded to the woman's actions in an official statement issued on Facebook.
"The Gauteng Department of Community Safety condemns with contempt the conduct of a 27-year-old female driver who was seen driving her car with a female traffic officer from Gauteng Traffic Police on her bonnet," the post started off.
The post revealed the incident took place on 13 September in Krugersdorp. The officer was writing the female driver a traffic fine for using her phone while driving when she decided to make a break for it.
"The driver was immediately arrested for failing to comply with an instruction of a traffic officer, reckless driving and resisting arrest. A fine was also issued for driving while on a cellphone," the post added.
Departmental Spokesperson, Ofentse Morwane, said the driver's actions were "reckless" and "arrogant".
"Drivers are supposed to conduct themselves in a manner that is acceptable and respect authorities," Morwane said.
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