By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Traffic Rank from ‘D’ Division (West Demerara/ East Bank Essequibo), is nursing several injuries after he was beaten by an irate driver, as he was directing traffic on the West Bank Demerara location of the Demerara Harbour Bridge on Tuesday morning, November 03.
Commander of the Division, Steven Mansell confirmed the incident and told iNews during a telephone interview that the driver is currently in police custody.
iNews was reliably informed that the driver refused to join the line leading up to the Harbour Bridge, when he was directed to do so by Lance Corporal, Sherwyn Roberts.
iNews understands that the driver exited his vehicle and charged towards Roberts, pushing him to ground and dealt him several punches to the body. The driver was eventually taken into custody, while Roberts was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries.
The traffic at both ends of the Harbour Bridge is usually hectic during the early morning hours, forcing some drivers to form three lanes on a two lane road and others to cut in the line in front of other vehicles.
The traffic cops usually do their best to ensure there is one line of traffic leading up to the Harbour Bridge.
Traffic Rank assaulted by irate driver at Harbor Bridge
The traffic cops usually do their best to ensure there is one line of traffic leading up to the Harbor Bridge.
That statement is so wrong in trying to high praise Traffic Cops whom usually turns a blind eye to certain motorists each and every day.
This traffic cops favorite past time- shaking down motorists who violates traffic laws.
They will never be charged and taken to court. If that happens police starve.
The driver is probably frustrated and depressed so he lost his plot. He is lucky he did not get a bullet
Oh yes indeed A Khan. Had these cops done their duty as they ought to, this may not have happened. But like you mentioned, they do allow or turn a blind eye to their friends or favourites so that they can “pope ” the line by driving right up front then push their way in. I have witnessed this so many times. I have no sympathy for that cop.
“The driver feels with a few phone calls and an apology tomorrow this underpaid police will accept a raise and his Commander a good Christmas.” Are you forgetting, this is not the PPP govt.
Had to happen. I live on the WCD and the traffic ranks allow many many vehicles to pope the line – maybe their friends and there are lots of them. However, assaulting the rank is wrong.
Ignorant Guyanese news The driver obviously feels its business as usual. He feels with a few phone calls and an apology tomorrow this underpaid police will accept a raise and his Commander a good Christmas
The news should have read. The driver was arrested places in the lockup and awaiting charges before being placed before the court.
Poor traffic cop should have been armed and relieved the driver of his stressful life!
This is lawlessness in Guyana.
The Traffic Ranks do their best but we deal with hoodlums on the roads. They cut line, drive pedestrians off the road, drive through red lights, the darkest tint you can find. Society has totally broken down. I hope he face the full force of the law.