A video of a motorist engaged in physical altercation with a traffic officer is doing the rounds on social media.
The video which initially emerged on Facebook shows a traffic officer on the ground wrestling with a motorist. There is also a second officer trying to separate the two. It seems the motorists is refusing to cooperate with the officers and refusing arrest.
Pretoria Police Spokesperson Busapi Nxumalo told DRUM that the officer was only trying to make an arrest when the motorist allegedly attacked him.
“The officer claimed that he pulled the motorist over and saw multiple problems with his car, which he gave him tickets for.”
“His car was not roadworthy and upon searching his car, the officers found him to be in the possession of mauirjuana,” she explained.
The officers then allegedly told the motorist that they are placing him under arrest and that is when he went over to their police car and took the keys out of the ignition.
“When the officers tried to get the keys from the motorist, he attacked one of the officers which resulted in the altercation,” she told DRUM.
The incident happened on Solomon Mahlangu Drive in Pretoria. The motorist has now been charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and the possession of dagga.
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