Sejelo Police in Kanye yesterday arrested a 41-year-old man amid dramatic scenes for traffic offences after he tried to evade the police.
Captured in video footage that went viral on social media since Thursday afternoon, the police officers shot the suspect’s car following repeated attempts to stop him.
Speaking to The Voice Online, Botswana Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube, confirmed the incident noting that the man had been driving behind his father from Seherelela lands when they were stopped at a roadblock at Moatle.
Motube said when the police were still searching his father’s car, the suspect parked his car, swiftly got into his father’s and drove away.
“The police tried to stop him but he kept on driving away until they reached Kanye. The officers shot the car tyre to stop it from moving. He was also dangerously driving in the middle of the village at a high speed. When he stopped, the police tried to arrest him but he was uncooperative. He was armed with a sharp object and resisting arrest, but our officers managed to disarm and arrest him,” said Motube
The police spokesperson said they were yet to establish why the suspect fled the roadblock.
He said investigations were ongoing to and that the offences were yet to be registered before the suspect can be arraigned before court.