26.12.2007 Crime & Punishment

Careless driving costs driver GH¢200

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A Magistrate's court at Mankranso in the Ahafo-Ano South District, imposed a fine of GH¢200 on a 29-year-old driver for careless driving resulting in an accident at Beposo, a suburb of Mankranso.

Karikari Agyemang who pleaded guilty will go to prison for 24-months in default.

Police Inspector Abraham Agyei Mensah, told the court presided over by Mr. Frank Owusu Afriyie, that on November 7, 2005, the accused was driving a commercial Isuzu Bus from Tepa to Kumasi.

He said, the accused was driving at top speed and when he got to a barrier at Beposo the vehicle veered off the road and ran into a ditch.

Prosecution said some of the passengers sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi.

Source: GNA

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