Police officers from the Public Order Police Unit were conducting crime prevention operations at Umsunduzi, when they attempted to pull over a vehicle that was approaching them. Police officers flagged down the vehicle and indicated to the driver to stop.
It is alleged that the driver refused to stop and struck a police officer in the process as he attempted to evade police. The suspect fled in his vehicle and police officers gave chase. The suspect was eventually apprehended as he stopped at his father’s homestead. When the police officers arrested the driver, he initially resisted attempts to arrest him. The police officers were required to use force to overpower him so that he could be placed under arrest.
He was charged with attempted murder, reckless and negligence driving, failing to stop after being instructed to by a police officer as well as resisting arrest. The arrested suspect (30) will appear at the Camperdown Magistrates Court today.