Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Rogue bus driver who was caught on camera, hit where it hurts in court

The driver is pictured using the bus to breach a pedestrian opening in the median barrier on Constant Spring Road to get to the other side of the roadway by driving on the pedestrian crossing.

The driver is pictured using the bus to breach a pedestrian opening in the median barrier on Constant Spring Road to get to the other side of the roadway by driving on the pedestrian crossing.

The bus driver who was captured on camera illegally driving through a pedestrian crossing on Constant Spring Road in Kingston on Wednesday, September 11, was fined in court on Thursday.

He has been identified as Elkanah Sparks, 47, of Golden Spring in St Andrew.

Reports from the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) are that about 7:45 a.m., the driver was captured on camera illegally turning through an open median and over a pedestrian crossing.

Sparks was later arrested and subsequently charged with careless driving, to which he plead guilty in court and was fined $5,000.

Further checks revealed that he had an outstanding warrant for having no drivers’ badge, for which he was fined an additional $10,000.

The police in a release following the development, said members of the public are being encouraged to continue to send images and videos of motorists breaching the Road Traffic Act to the PSTEB tip-line at 876-591-5671.

The police also encouraged individuals to come forward with both photos and footage so that statements can be taken to solidify cases that are brought to court.

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