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Motorist knocks down NTSA officer during alcoblow operation -VIDEO

A National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officer was on Thursday early morning hit by a motorist who was attempting to flee from a checkpoint along Mombasa road.

NTSA said its officer sustained injuries and was admitted at a Nairobi hospital.

In a video footage aired on a local TV station, the driver overtook another vehicle and run over spikes on the road before hitting an officer.

The driver sped off but was later nabbed by NTSA officials near the Nyayo Stadium roundabout and taken to Langata Police Station.

HOSTILITY

“Emmanuel Ebei Oyen, the driver of this vehicle has been charged at Makadara Law Courts with the following offences; Careless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without Driving License,” NTSA wrote on its Facebook page.

The motorist was driving a Range Rover that had Ugandan number plate and was carrying two other passengers at the time of incident.

“He has pleaded not guilty and been released on cash bail of Sh 20,000. Case to be mentioned on 27/06/2017,” wrote the authority.

The authority added that it will not tolerate any acts of violence or hostility towards its officers working within the law to promote safety for all.