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Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 14:50
Hit & run bus driver sentenced
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The court has imposed a 3-month jail term for a private bus driver who had driven away after an accident.
 
He was sentenced yesterday (Jun 06).
 
The Hulftsdorp Magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs. 30,000 and ordered that the convict will have to serve a jail term of 3 more years if he failed to pay the fine.
 
The accused was a 28-year-old driver of a private bus on 138  route of Kottawa - Pettah.
 
On 24th of last month, the bus drove by him had collided with a car in the Kurunduwatte area and following the accident he had driven away.
 
Later, policemen from Kurunduwatte Police gave chase and arrested the bus driver.
 
It was found that the bus driver was under the influence of liquor at the time of the accident.
 
He was remanded after being produced before Magistrate court.  
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