Police is hunting for
the driver of land rover vehicle registration number UXE839 for reckless
driving. The driver was captured on phone camera by other road users carrying
eucalyptus poles along Bombo-Luweero Highway over the weekend.
The video, which went
viral on social media, shows the vehicle meandering from one corner of the
other under the weight of the poles, which police says presented a substantial risk of severe
physical injury, to other motorists and road users on the highway.
In the video police
officers aboard a patrol vehicle registration number UP2954 are seen trying to
wave down the driver. Police
Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled into
hiding when the officers approached his vehicle.
//Cue in: “some reckless…
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their own judgment”//
According to Enanga, the officers impounded the
vehicle and towed it to Bombo police Station, adding that they are hunting for the
driver to face charges of dangerous loading and road misuse.
want to thank witnesses of such traffic violations, whose actions in recording
videos helps in spreading bad behavior on the roads. Such videos are also a
tool of seeking justice on social media by shaming the wrong doers,” Enanga said.
He also notes that the
Professional Standards Unit is investigating the slow response of the police
officers and the circumstances under which the driver fled from the scene.
Enanga was addressing
journalists at the weekly police briefing.