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.