Rogue driver pleads guilty, fined after being collared by PSTEB

In the height of peak, Wednesday morning traffic, this coaster bus attempts an illegal U-turn along a section of Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew (Photo: Facebook @NWAJamaica)

A rogue coaster bus driver, who was caught on camera performing an illegal U-turn on Constant Spring Road, was fined when he appeared in court on Thursday.

The driver, who was photographed turning through a pedestrian crossing during the peak Wednesday morning commute, was fined $5,000 for careless driving.

Elkanah Sparks, 47-years-old, who hails from a Golden Spring address in St. Andrew, illegally drove through an open median and over a pedestrian crossing sometime around 7:45 am on Wednesday.

Members of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) collaring errant driver Elkanah Sparks, who was caught on camera negotiating an illegal U-turn in Kingston (Photo: Facebook @NWAJamaica)

Sparks was arrested by the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) hours later and subsequently charged with careless driving.

The rogue St. Andrew driver pleaded guilty and was fined $5,000.

Further checks revealed that Sparks had an outstanding warrant for having no drivers badge, for which he was fined an additional $10,000.

Workers cut open access to the pedestrian crossing near the busy Constant Spring Road/Shortwood Road intersection on Tuesday. (Photo: Facebook @NWAJamaica)

Sparks’ dangerous maneuver came just a day after contractors from the National Works Agency (NWA) cut out the median – freeing up access to the pedestrian crossing, which was effectively blocked by the waist-high concrete separating the now five-lane thoroughfare.

The operations of the coaster bus branded “Stainless ” has been suspended, the NWA declared on its Facebook page.