Daniel Ofori, the taxi driver who drove a police officer 300 meters on his bonnet, was convicted to two years in prison by the Koforidua Circuit Court B.
Daniel Ofori, 37, was sentenced to six months in prison on count one for reckless driving in violation of Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act, 683, and to 24 months in prison on count two for resisting arrest in violation of Section 226 (1A) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960. (Act 29).
Both sentences will run at the same time.
His driver’s license was also revoked for five years by the court, which was presided over by Her Ladyship Mercy Addei Kotei.
It can be recalled that in 2018, a video went rife on social media, Mr. Ofori was seen in the taxi on top speed with a police officer holding onto his bonnet.
Daniel Ofori was however forced to stop after another driver blocked his path, leading to his arrest.
This sentencing, according to DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who represents the police in the Eastern Region, will act as a deterrent to future rebellious drivers.
In his won words;
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“This is a warning to other drivers, especially the recalcitrant ones whose attitude and demeanour on the road is repugnant not only to road traffic users and law enforcement officers but even to pedestrians.”