GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - The motorcyclist who was arrested after running over a male provincial traffic officer on Saturday 20 February was released on bail of R500 in the George Magistrate's Court this morning, Tuesday 23 February.
The suspect, David Jacobs (50), a former police captain, will make his next appearance in court on Thursday 4 March after the case was postponed for further investigation.
He faces charges of reckless and negligent driving as well as attempted murder.
The accident took place on the N2 highway near Swartvlei, between Wilderness and Sedgefield.
Jandré Bakker, head of communications of the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, says the incident happened when three motorcyclists were stopped after allegedly overtaking on a solid barrier line and on a painted island.
“The 50-year-old male suspect tried to flee from the scene but was apprehended by another provincial traffic law enforcement officer," he said.
The suspect is represented by Clayton Samson of Winston Jansen Attorneys, Eric Mtyobile is for the state and the case serves in front of Magistrate Carmen Wyngaardt.
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