DCOP Kofi Boakye
Two drivers have been arrested in Kumasi for driving commercial vehicles even though they had not attained age 25 as required by law for commercial drivers.
The two drivers were among 32 drivers whose cars were impounded for various road offences when the Ashanti regional police command embarked on a special exercise on Monday.
The exercise which was led by DCOP Kofi Boakye, the Regional Police Commander, saw policemen stationed at Aprade Junction on the Kumasi/Ejisu highway, where they inspected cars that plied that route.
The 32 drivers were apprehended for offences such as driving without licence, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with expired driver’s licence and driving commercial cars without attaining age 25.
Addressing the media, DCOP Kofi Boakye said those arrested would be processed for court, adding that the exercise would not be a nine-daywonder.
He disclosed that it would be replicated in other parts of the region soon.
He explained that the motive for embarking on the special exercise was to help clampdown on acts of indiscipline on the roads. DCOP Kofi Boakye announced that henceforth talking on mobile phone whilst driving had been banned in the region, stressing that offenders would be arrested and processed for court.
The police in the region, he noted, want to ensure that there is discipline on the roads at all times so that the increasing loss of human lives and property would be checked.
DCOP Kofi Boakye admonished drivers to adhere to all motor traffic rules and regulations so that they would not have issues with the law.
Ashanti Regional MTTD Commander, Chief Supt. Peter Gyimah, who was part of the operation, disclosed that three people who were riding motorbikes on the Kumasi/Ejisu highway without helmets were also arrested.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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