The President was travelling by road to Lilongwe from Domasi in Zomba where he presided over a teachersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ graduation ceremony.
The driver, identified as Blessings Njolomole (28) of Madesa Village, Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe, has since been charged with failing to stop for a presidential convoy.
He has also been charged with driving a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and drugs, according to Central Region Police spokesperson John Namalenga.
Njolomole was driving a Nkhoma Mission Hospital vehicle registration 031 MG 1480 from Lilongwe towards the Dedza direction en route to his base.
“This man met the convoy at Matindi Girls Academy [at Nathenje] and the in-charge of the convoy, who was in a sweeper [role] in the lead vehicle, instructed him to stop. However, he went on non-stop,” said Namalenga.
Sources at Nkhoma hospital on Monday claimed Njolomole was transporting blood for transfusion to a patient at the facility; hence, his not stopping for the convoy.
But Namalenga said the Road Traffic Act provides that every road user, including an ambulance, should give way to a presidential motorcade.
Hospital administrator Willie Mzama said he needed to gather more information on the issue.