Hit-and-run suspect out on bail

2013-07-22 22:37

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Johannesburg - A man was granted bail on Monday after he allegedly ran over an Mpumalanga traffic officer, police said.

Mduduzi Meshack Nkosi, 40, appeared in the Standerton Magistrate's Court and was granted R2 000 bail, police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said.

"He was charged with driving under the influence of liquor, reckless or negligent driving and failure to stop at the accident scene," Hlathi said.

Nkosi was expected back in court on 23 August. He allegedly ran over one of the traffic officers manning a routine block on the R23 near Standerton.

The officer had attempted to stop a car, but it sped off. Nkosi allegedly fled the scene, but was caught and brought back.

The officer was airlifted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

Another traffic officer sustained minor injuries when Nkosi allegedly resisted arrest.

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