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  • Updated: December 01, 2022

Drunk Bolt Driver Reports Fake Hijacking After Crashing Vehicle

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A drunk Bolt driver reported a fake hijacking after damaging the vehicle he was driving and assaulting the occupants. 

In a statement issued on December 1, 2022, members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) recovered a vehicle that was reportedly hijacked on November 30, 2022.

Four Phoenix residents arrived at the RUSA headquarters around 16:00, seeking assistance in a hijacking.

The owner of a Taxify (now Bolt) Toyota Etios sedan reported to responding officers that his driver was intoxicated, but that he was able to contact him and report that armed men had hijacked him.

Officers interviewed the inebriated driver, who claimed he was attacked and hijacked while on his way to pick up a passenger.

An intoxicated Bolt driver reported a vehicle hijacked after damaging the vehicle and assaulting its occupants. Image: Reaction Unit South Africa

He pointed out injuries he allegedly sustained in the incident.

While they searched the area, reaction officers advised the owner to report the hijacking to the South African Police Service (SAPS).

After a brief search, the vehicle was located at a residence on Jackal Road – Waterloo.

The occupants of the vehicle denied hijacking the vehicle and handed over the keys to responding officers.

They explained that the drunk driver had driven them to the airport to pick up a passenger.

In his condition, he was unable to drive back and severely damaged the back of the car.

One of the occupants of the vehicle placed the driver into the passenger seat and proceeded to drive away. 

The Taxify (Bolt) driver jumped out of the moving vehicle while the occupant who took over driving was driving.

When the passengers stopped to help him, he opened the trunk, took out a wheel spanner, and attacked them.

One of the men pointed out his head injuries from the assault.

The wheel spanner used to attack the occupants. Image: Reaction Unit South Africa

When they were attacked, both men sped away, leaving the driver behind.

They drove the vehicle to their house, expecting it to be retrieved when he awoke.

There was no criminal case filed, and the recovered vehicle was returned to its owner.

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