A driver has been arrested and for the strangest of reasons. He kicked a traffic officer. The man, age 38, was apprehended outside the Juan Santamaria Airport on Friday being a suspect in the assault.
The traffic police officer was confiscating license plates. She was crouched down removing the front plate of a Toyota sedan car and was kicked by the driver. Three officers of the Air Surveillance Service and another traffic cop intervened to help the officer.
Various witnesses recorded what happened with their cell phones. The suspect is clearly seen in a 30-second video recorded from the second floor.
The suspect was transferred to the Alajuela Prosecutor’s Office, accused of the crime of resistance to authority.
The man apparently works for a technological transport platform. If a driver is sanctioned for illegal public transport the fine ranges from five to ten times the value of the damage estimated by Aresep, which can mean a fine of five to 20 base salaries.