Monday 20 August, 2018

Watch: Woman fined $3K after video of 'reckless driving' on highway

It's a view that stunned those who captured it - a woman behind the wheel of a Nissan Tiida was observed driving in a northerly direction on the southbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.

For four minutes and thirteen seconds, the men behind the camera recorded the nail-biting moments the woman slowed down and in some instances speeded up while driving on the wrong lane.

The video was uploaded on Monday by Shaun Sookhdeo, the brother of deceased Chaguanas used car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo.

He captioned it, "now see this woman going down the highway on the opposite lane. She crazy as hell but at least she was obeying the speed limit.😂😂😂"

Warning - strong language and content. Viewer discretion is advised.

From the recording, the woman appeared to have missed as much as two turnoffs which would have allowed her to venture onto the right side of the highway. She was even passed by a marked police vehicle in the process.

The men exclaimed in shock as they expected the woman to either be involved in an accident or arrested by police.

A statement from the TTPS on Friday noted that the motorist recorded driving recklessly in the video was today issued a fixed penalty notice in the sum of $3000 for dangerous driving.

The incident occurred around 11:30 pm on April 16.

The 58-year-old midwife of Libertville, Rio Claro, told police she ‘mistakenly made a wrong turn’.

Acting under the direction of acting Snr Supt Basdeo Ramdhanie of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, officers were able to identify the driver and vehicle associated with the incident.

The woman was charged under Section 70A of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Chapter 44:50.

The charge was laid by Sgt Vijay Ramdhanie of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch. 

 

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