President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, TODSS, Egeton Newman has made contradicting statements in relation to a public passenger coaster bus driver who was taken in for questioning yesterday following a traffic infraction on Constant Spring Road.

The bus, which is branded ‘stainless’ allegedly made an illegal turn on a pedestrian crossing on Constant Spring Road just below the Shortwood Road traffic lights.

The maneuver was caught on camera and sent to the police by a member of the public.

But, Mr Newman, in a voice note, leaked to to our news centre blamed Nationwide’s Cliff Hughes for the driver being brought in for questioning and the bus taken off the streets.

He also sought to downplay the issue.

Later, while speaking on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Tyrone Reid, Mr Newman said he’s standing by the views he expressed in the voice note.

Egeton Newman, President of TODSS, responding to questions from Nationwide’s Tyrone Reid last evening.

Meanwhile, Head of the Police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, PSTEB, Assistant Commissioner Dr. Kevin Blake, is refuting claims by Mr Newman about why the Constabulary acted in the bus incident.

ACP Blake commended the person who took the picture and urged people to follow suit in similar incidents.

Meanwhile, the PSTEB boss is urging the person who captured the infraction to come forward.

ACP Kevin Blake, Head of PSTEB, speaking last evening on Nationwide@5.