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Police Considers Reckless Driving Charge Against MP Gutumoi

The legislator is accused of causing a motor accident near Karuma Bridge when his vehicle a Toyota Noah registration number UAV-089G, swerved from its lane and collided with a Gulu-bound Lorry registration number UAJ-730U.
01 Jun 2018 12:54

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Police in Kiryandongo district is considering a charge of reckless driving against Erute North Member of Parliament Charles Angiro Gutumoi.

The legislator is accused of causing a motor accident near Karuma Bridge when his vehicle a Toyota Noah registration number UAV-089G, swerved from its lane and collided with a Gulu-bound Lorry registration number UAJ-730U.

Gutumoi is now undergoing medical treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital for a broken limb and ribs. But Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Regional Police Spokesperson told URN on Friday that police traffic investigation report has pinned Gutumoi for reckless driving.

 

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ASP Charles Okello, the Kiryandongo DPC who visited the scene had previously said Angiro could have dozed off while driving, and in the process, veered from his lane.  

The incident comes barely a week after another accident that claimed 23 lives when a Gaagaa bus collided with a beer truck a few kilometres away.

Causing bodily injuries and death as a result of reckless driving attracts a jail term of not less than five years and not more than ten years as a deterring mechanism for errant drivers on roads.

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