Cabbie charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to mow down cop
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A 33-year-old taxi operator who allegedly attempted to hit a policeman with a motor car on Knutsford Boulevard in Kingston 5 on Thursday, November 9 has been charged with attempted murder.
He is Peter Johnson, of Greater Portmore, St Catherine.
Reports are that about noon, Johnson was in the process of being prosecuted for several traffic offences when he drove a Toyota Probox in the direction of a police officer, who was hit by the passenger door of the vehicle.
The report added that the policeman fired a round at Johnson in defence of his life, and Johnson was hit in the leg. He was taken to hospital where he was treated and released. Johnson was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Johnson is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish court on Friday, February 16, 2024.