Former JUTC employee who crashed bus arrested

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police have apprehended the formerJamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) employee who reportedly drove away a bus from one of the company's depots, causing minor damage to a motor car in Grants Pen, St Andrew in December last year.

The Ministry of National Security, in a statement a short while ago, said the man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was apprehended today after he attempted to take over another bus in South Parade, downtown Kingston.

The ministry said the accused was taken to the Central Police Station and later transferred to Rock Fort Police Station where he is expected to be charged.

The JUTC, in a statement on Thursday, said it had launched a wide scale investigation into the December incident, engaging retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Granville Gause.

Read more: Former JUTC employee takes bus from depot, crashes

While further details are currently unavailable, the JUTC continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates in subsequent releases, the ministry said.

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