Taxi operator on the run for six months for injuring cop, finally arrested

A taxi operator who was on the run after mowing down a police constable on Thursday, January 24 during a police stop, has been arrested and charged.

The accused has been identified as 43-year-old Edward Rochester of Jarrett Lane, Kingston.

Reports are that about 7:45 am, Rochester allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Trafalgar Road and Worthington Avenue, Kingston 5.

The police officer who was on duty saw the traffic breach and signalled Rochester to stop. He initially complied; however, on approach of the officer, he drove off and hit the officer, breaking his leg in the process.

Rochester was picked up on Friday, July 10 and was subsequently charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving.

His court date is being finalised.

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