A motorcyclist allegedly ran over a site visitors cop.
- A motorcyclist was arrested after he allegedly ran over a site visitors officer.
- The 50-year-old man was charged with tried homicide.
- Police say extra fees might be added.
A motorcyclist was granted bail within the George Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Tuesday after being charged with tried homicide for allegedly working over a provincial site visitors regulation enforcement officer.
Bail was set at R300 for David Jacobs, together with his case postponed to 24 March for additional investigation, confirmed Western Cape Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.
Jandré Bakker, spokesperson for the Western Cape Division of Transport and Public Works, on Saturday mentioned the officer was run over after three motorcyclists have been stopped for allegedly overtaking on a stable barrier line and on a painted island.
“The 50-year-old male suspect tried to flee from the scene, however was apprehended by one other provincial site visitors regulation enforcement officer,” he mentioned.
The officer was admitted to hospital for remedy.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies mentioned George detectives have been probing the incident, which occurred on the N2 freeway close to Wilderness on Saturday at about 15:20.
“A 50-year-old suspect was arrested and is dealing with a cost of tried homicide. Extra fees might be added because the investigation unfolds,” he mentioned.
Bakker mentioned Western Cape Provincial Site visitors Providers carried out a complete of 227 built-in roadblocks, car checkpoint and pace management operations throughout the province final week, whereas 22 321 autos have been stopped and checked.
“A complete of 555 dashing offences have been recorded and 5 778 fines have been issued for varied site visitors violations, starting from driver to car health, within the complete quantity of R4 978 550. 13 autos have been impounded and 86 have been discontinued for unroadworthiness.”