UITENHAGE - Patensie police arrested a 31-year-old driver on Wednesday morning after noticing a white Toyota Quantum driving recklessly, and speeding.
Upon further investigation, Lt Loaan Steenkamp noticed there were school children on board. He immediately requested the driver to pull over.
According to an SAPS statement issued later, a total of 50 school children, between the ages of six and 12, alighted from the 15-seater vehicle.
The driver was arrested on the spot in Fred Ferreira Avenue, Patensie, on charges ranging from reckless and negligent driving as well as the overloading of a vehicle.
The 31-year-old suspect is due to appear in the Hankey Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.