The MP for Madina Francis-Xavier Sosu was on Friday (4 November 2022) convicted and fined GHC 2,400 for reckless and inconsiderate driving.
The lawmaker was arrested on Thursday for driving in the middle of the road risking the lives of pedestrians and other road users around the Airport by-pass in a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicle with registration number GB-9776-21.
The vehicle was impounded by the police and he was arraigned before the La District Court on the charges of reckless and inconsiderate driving, driving in the middle of the road facing oncoming traffic and causing danger to other road users.
The court further directed him to remove the front siren lights which had been “unlawfully fitted on his vehicle,” an official police statement said.
After his conviction, he subsequently paid the fine and the police have supervised the removal of the unlawfully installed lights and the vehicle has since been released to him.
“We would like to entreat all drivers to be mindful of the safety of other road users at all times to prevent avoidable accidents and their associated deaths and injuries, especially as the Christmas season approaches.
“The police remain committed to ensuring safety and security on our roads as we deliver on our core mandate of protecting life and property as well as maintaining law and order in the country,” the statement added.
Source: Daily Mail GH