A Toyota Landcruiser V8 driver, who has been caught up in a traffic jam, but has no patience to wait, moved his powerful vehicle into high gear, and drove on the opposite lane, is now in hot waters.
Unfortunately for 29-year-old Gilbert Danso Tweneboa, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) was using the same road corridor at the time.
IGP Dr George Akuffo Dampare would not allow him to get away with his recklessness – the careless disregard for road traffic laws and endangering the lives of other motorists, travelers and pedestrians.
He was chased until the IGP, who was traveling in a service vehicle, GP1, caught up with him, arrested and handed him over to the Kyebi District Police Commander.
The incident according to the police, happened last Sunday, November 28, at about a-half-hour past midday, and on the Kumasi-Accra Highway.
Tweneboa was said to be driving the Toyota Landcruiser V8, embossed with the registration number GB 3729 – 20, carrying only one passenger.
On reaching Akyem-Nsutam, the road was clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic and Tweneboa had no patience to wait in the traffic and move at the slow pace just like all other drivers and road users were doing.
The offending driver, who was heading towards Accra, shifted his vehicle into high gear, and moved the vehicle to the opposite lane and drove on, forcing drivers using the lane to drive on the shoulder of the road.
Incidentally, IGP Dampare was using the same road and surprised by what he saw, chased Tweneboa in his service vehicle, until he caught up with him, arrested and handed him over to the Kyebi District Police Commander, who subsequently gave him to the Divisional Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) at Kyebi to take the necessary action against the offending driver.
Tweneboa then found himself in yet another trouble as the officers of the motor traffic and transport division uncovered that the insurance sticker on the Toyota Landcruiser V8 he was driving was not for that vehicle, it has been issued to a Toyota Vitz.
He was taken into police custody and his vehicle impounded as police investigations are continuing.
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