Off-duty officer charged for reckless and negligent driving after causing an accident

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Photo: Supplied
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Spokesperson of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, Wayne Minnaar, released a press statement stating that an off duty JMPD officer caused an accident on Sunday 02 February while driving a departmental vehicle.

The officer who works at JMPD By-law Management was transporting three civilians, lost control of the van which overturned along Randfontein Road, Glenridge in Soweto.

All three male civilians who were inside the van got injured, including the off-duty officer, and had to be taken to various hospitals.

A docket has been opened against the officer for reckless and negligent driving as well as for suspected drunken driving. The officer will also be charged for misconduct and the accident is being investigated internally.

“The JMPD Department views this officer's misconduct in a very serious light because he has caused injury to civilians, he has damaged property, and such bad behaviour will not be tolerated,” Wayne concluded.

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