A 25-YEAR-OLD pirate taxi driver here has landed himself into trouble for reckless driving and obstructing a vehicle belonging to a top-ranking police officer, whom he allegedly insulted for sounding the hooter.
Brian Luckson of Chiedza township, Karoi recently appeared before Karoi magistrate Godwillis Mavenge facing six offences relating to violations of the Road Traffic Act.
9am along Chikangwe road, Luckson was operating a passenger transport service without an operator’s licence using a white Toyota Fun Cargo registration number AEM 1383.
As he was conducting his illegal business, he dangerously stopped in the middle of the road to pick up passengers opposite Chikangwe Primary School, thereby blocking other motorists, including Nyabasa.
Upon realising that Luckson had obstructed the road, Nyabasa sounded his car’s hooter for the taxi driver to give way.
This incensed Luckson who shouted “f**k off” at the senior police officer thereby impairing his dignity.