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Popcaan slams 'dummy' cops after being hit with traffic charges


An irate Popcaan took to Twitter on Monday to taunt members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) after it emerged that he had been arrested and slapped with a number of traffic charges.

“Swear say unu go pan a big opps (operation) don’t?? Dummy’s (laughing emoticons)," the Unruly Boss teased.

Not satisfied, he posted a snide comment on Instagram about the leaking of his arrest to the media.

“Gi man few traffic ticket and try use it make news. F#%! weirdos. Hope unu get promotion," he raged.

He will have to appear before the Yallahs Traffic Court on June 3, 2021 to answer to multiple breaches of the Road Traffic Act after alleged ‘unruly' behaviour during a routine traffic stop conducted by the St Thomas police on Sunday afternoon.

Police reportedly intercepted Popcaan, who was reportedly travelling with his entourage in a nine-vehicle convoy in a section of Bath in the parish.

The entertainer, whose real name is Andre Sutherland, was found to be in violation of several aspects of the Road Traffic Act, and was hit with a litany of charges including driving an unlicensed motorcycle, driving without insurance coverage, having no valid certificate of fitness, having no registration plate affixed, driving without a helmet and driving with no side-view mirror. The deejay reportedly also failed to produce a driver’s licence.

The 'El Chapo' singer was almost apoplectic in his anger, as he also threatened not to host his annual Unruly Fest fundraiser concert as he felt unfairly targeted by the St Thomas cops.

“Not even feel like me a keep Unruly Fest a St Thomas again!!! Why am I being targeted by St Thomas police? In every move I make!! Me really tired a unu, and me ago just breeze St Thomas for my own good, hope my people will see things from side. Peace and love,” he ranted. In the meantime, a man travelling as a part of the entourage was arrested and charged for having an offensive weapon. He has been identified as 39-year-old Andre Harrison of Bachelors Hall in the parish. Harrison was offered $20,000 station sail and is to also appear before the St Thomas Parish Court on June 3.

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