Koforidua based taxi driver, Daniel Ofori has been jailed 2years by a circuit court over a reprehensible act on the road.
Daniel, 37 failed to stop and drove a police officer of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) on his bonnet for 300 metres in a widely shared video on social media.
His two-year sentence is premised on two counts.
He was convicted to serve six months on count 1 for dangerous driving contrary to Section 1 of Road Traffic Act, 683.
Daniel Ofori was also convicted to serve 24 months for resisting arrest contrary to Section 226 (1A) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, (Act 29).
Both sentences will run concurrently.
The court further withdrew the driver’s license of Daniel Ofori–as a result, he is not qualified to drive any vehicle in the next 5 years.
The incident, which led to the taxi driver’s incarceration happened on February 28, 2020 in the Eastern Region.
Briefing the court, the prosecutor said Daniel Ofori, who was being monitored by the police MTTD for other road traffic infractions was spotted at the Koforidua Galloway traffic light zone and ordered to park.
But he refused and drove away with one Sergeant Asante Peprah who jumped on the bonnet in an attempt to avoid being run over by the vehicle.
Sergeant Peprah hanged on the bonnet to a distance of 300 metres as Daniel drove him on top speed.
He was however forced to stop after another driver incidentally blocked his way, leading to his arrest.