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(1974) JELR 63653 (HC)

High Court  •  26 Feb 1974  •  Ghana



OSEI-HWERE J.: The appellant appeals against his conviction and sentence by the District Magistrate Grade I, Berekum, on one count for careless driving, eleven counts for negligently causing harm and on one count for using an uninsured vehicle. The prosecution’s case against the appellant, briefly, was that at about 7 p.m. on the day in question the appellant was in charge of a timber truck No. AN 8748 which was conveying a caterpillar vehicle from the Nsoatre direction towards the Berekum direction. Between miles 95 and 96 the first prosecution witness, who was also in charge of a vehicle conveying some passengers, sighted the appellant’s vehicle coming from the opposite direction. The appellant gave him the high beam sign and he signalled with the dim beam three times but the appellant left his high beams on as he approached. As the first prosecution witness was dazzled by the appellant’s high beams he applied his brakes and swerved to the nearside and when he was in the process of …

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