Parking ticket rage lands man in court

A 43-year-old man has been released on bail after being accused of threatening, slightly injuring and damaging the property of a Transport Malta enforcement officer after receiving a parking ticket

A Transport Malta enforcement officer was threatened after issuing a ticket
A Transport Malta enforcement officer was threatened after issuing a ticket

An altercation with a Transport Malta enforcement officer has landed a man in the dock.

Michael Borg, 43, from Tarxien was accused of threatening a Transport Malta enforcement officer, slightly injuring him, failing to obey his orders and damaging his property.

He was also charged with insulting the officer, breaching the peace and relapsing.

Borg had parked his car in front of a school, leaving it unattended for a few minutes while he went inside.

When he returned to the car, he found a ticket and so he approached a nearby enforcement officer for an explanation. An argument broke out between the two in which it was alleged that the accused had assaulted the official. Borg was arrested.

Magistrate Audrey Demicoli heard the man plead not guilty to the charges. He was released on bail against a deposit of €800.

Police inspector Oriana Spiteri prosecuted. Lawyer Andy Ellul appeared on behalf of Transport Malta. The accused was defended by lawyers Alfred Abela and Arthur Azzopardi.

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