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01.11.2005 Crime & Punishment

Thirty-nine drivers arrested in Winneba

By GNA
Thirty-nine drivers arrested  in Winneba
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Winneba(C/R), Nov.1 GNA - The Winneba Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service has for the past three weeks arrested 39 drivers for traffic offences in a special operation to help reduce road accidents in the area.

The offences included, failure to renew driving licence, road worthy certificate, provision of first aid boxes, warning triangle, over-loading, over-speeding and insecure loading. Mr. Nicholas Gasu, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Winneba District Police Commander speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Monday said, 20 of the drivers had been fined 2.9 million cedis by a Winneba District Magistrate court.

He said the drivers were fined between 200,000 cedis and 300,000.00 cedis depending on the offence.

Mr. Gasu said the court issued bench warrant for the arrest of two drivers who failed to appear.

He said the remaining drivers would appear before court soon. The Winneba District Police Commander, appealed to drivers plying the Winneba-Kasoa road to be careful, patient and avoid over-speeding and over-loading for an accident free Christmas.

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