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Speeding VW Polo Driver Kills Ekurhuleni Metro Cop, Arrested after Fleeing Scene

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A speeding VW Polo driver has been arrested after he allegedly knocked down and killed an Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) officer on the R24-N3 split at Gillooly’s interchange on Sunday morning.

The motorist immediately fled the scene but was chased down and arrested.

The officer, deployed at the freeway unit, was attempting to stop the VW polo driver in the left lane when he was knocked down.

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EMPD spokesperson Lt-Col Kelebogile Thepa said the driver immediately fled the scene.

“Fellow officers, who were on the scene pursued the driver and apprehended him in the Johannesburg city region,” she said.

She said the driver was arrested and detained at the Bedfordview police station on charges of culpable homicide, fleeing the scene of the accident, and reckless and negligent driving.

Thepa said EMPD was saddened by the incident.

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“The department is saddened by the passing of the officer, a young vibrant, hard-working, and dedicated officer. His youthfulness and energy brought smiles to all those who worked with him,” she said.

“We hope justice will be served and send a stern warning to all those who think they are above the law. This will not bring him back, but will surely console us”, said the commander, Lt-Colonel Malefofane.

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