Police officer caught on camera driving recklessly

2015-09-23 09:49
A picture of the police vehicle driving in the oncoming lane in Blackburrow Road in Hayfields.

A picture of the police vehicle driving in the oncoming lane in Blackburrow Road in Hayfields. (Supplied)

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A POLICE officer driving recklessly in a state vehicle to jump traffic queues has been caught on camera by a Hayfields resident.

Residents say he frequently drives in the oncoming lane to avoid the queues of traffic there.

According to residents, the officer has been spotted almost every morning on Blackburrow Road off Hesketh Drive in Hayfields.

One resident last week snapped a picture of the state vehicle driving in the right-hand lane.

“This is the type of example they [police] set and a misuse of their authority,” the resident said.

Approached for comment on the reckless driving, Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Mthokozisi Ngobese said disciplinary action will be taken.

“Now that the matter has been brought to our attention, we have called the unit commander and we are dealing with the matter,” Ngobese said.

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