KAMPALA – The truck driver who rammed into the official convoy of the Chief of Defence Forces –CDF Gen Wilson Mbadi on Thursday night has tested positive for alcohol.
Kampala East Regional Traffic Commander, Abdikadir Gamal, said that Abdallah Ssemusu, who was driving truck Reg. No. UAF 969B, rammed into Gen Mbadi’s Land Cruiser Reg. No. UG 0475D at the Spear Motors road junction at around 10:00 pm. Both Gen Mbadi and Ssemusu were coming from Kinawataka toward the Kampala –Jinja highway.
Ssemusu knocked Mbadi in front of Spear motor’s junction and chose to drive off.
“After the accident, motor vehicle UAF 969B sped off towards Ntinda stretch and was followed by the CDF’s bodyguards who upon reaching the junction to Ntinda industrial area shot the tires, and the same vehicle overturned,” confirmed Gamal.
He said that the bodyguards arrested Ssemusu and handed him over to the police, who have since opened inquiries vide police file; 495/2022 at Jinja road policing division headquarters.
“Ssemusu was tested positive for alcohol at 0.62mg/ml. Motor vehicle UG 0475D was allowed to proceed with the principal. Ssemusu is in police custody. Inquires still on-going,” reads SP Gamal’s report.
The legally prescribed limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, which is equivalent to 35 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milligrams of breath is the permissible consumption for anyone on the road.
Road crashes have so far claimed the lives of 13 security personnel this year. Of these, 10 were police officers and five of these died last week.