Alleged drunkard threatens traffic officers with cane knife
April 7, 2019 9:18 am
A man has been charged for allegedly threatening traffic officers with a cane knife along Anupam in Lautoka last Thursday morning.
It is alleged the accused threatened the officers who were on a routine check.
He has been charged with three counts of serious assault and one count of resisting arrest and will appear at the Lautoka Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Police say the suspect was pursued through Lautoka City after he allegedly refused to stop when directed to.
He was eventually stopped and when the officers approached the driver he allegedly grabbed a cane knife and chased the officers, got back in his car and drove off again.
The suspect drove through Ravouvou Street and into the driveway of a house, but the traffic team blocked off the entrance and waited for back up.
The suspect who was allegedly drunk then threw stones at the Police vehicle and drove off again towards the Namoli Industrial Area.
He was pursued by officers from the Western Division Taskforce where despite his efforts to resist arrest was eventually overpowered and taken into custody.