John Adjabeng, a 34 year-old driver who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to sixty days imprisonment by a Tarkwa circuit court.
The convict was in addition charged with careless and inconsiderate driving and also failing to stop after an accident occurred.
He pleaded guilty to all the three charges.
Police Chief Inspector Florence Tawiah told the court presided over by Mr. Samuel Obeng Diawuo that on April 27, this year, at about 1830 hours, the convict was driving a Man Diesel articulated truck with registration number GT 4869.Y from Bogoso towards Tarkwa.
She said he failed to observe traffic when he reached Huni Ano village, and also overtook a leading Toyota corolla saloon car with registration number GC 4635.Z driven by Reverend Kwame Andoh Barjona of Gadell Aquaah Methodist church in Tarkwa.
There were three other church members in the vehicle.
Chief Inspector Tawiah said the accused crashed his vehicle into the side of the leading vehicle and caused damaged to it but he failed to stop and sped off.
Police night patrol team who arrived at the scene later chased the convict until he was apprehended at SAG restaurant in Tarkwa Township.
He was subsequently arrested and taken to the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) office for investigation.
She said during interrogation the police detected that accused smelled of alcohol and a testing device used on him recorded 175 instead of 0.08 percent. GNA