November 26, 2020

Cayman Islands road safety enforcement leads to Arrests, 3-6 November

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From RCIPS

Police made 4 arrests this weekend while enforcing road safety, including 3 arrests for driving under the influence. In some of the incidents, described below, motorists attempted to evade enforcement, potentially putting other road users at risk.

“We will continue to enforce the traffic laws for the benefit of the entire public, and those who leave the scene of an accident or attempt to evade police roadblocks and hails to stop will only compound their problems when caught,” said Inspector Yearwood, Head of the Traffic Management Unit.

Shortly before 3AM Saturday, 4 November, officers conducting traffic checks on Crewe Road, , stopped a blue Honda Civic after it attempted to evade the road block. The vehicle was searched by officers from the K-9 and Traffic Units, who found a quantity of suspected ganja, along with drug paraphernalia. The driver, a man aged 18 of , was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle with expired registration as well as possession of ganja and other related offences. He is currently on Police bail.

Shortly after 1:30PM on Sunday, 5 November, police responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Batabano Road in West Bay where a black Honda S2000 collided with a concrete light pole. The passenger of the vehicle suffered severe injuries and was taken to the where he remains in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle, a man aged 25 of West Bay, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and careless driving.  He is currently on Police bail.

Shortly after 2:30AM on Monday, 6 November, police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the vicinity of Smith Road, George Town. They came upon some men who fled the area in a white , refusing to stop when signaled to do so.  Police followed the KIA, which later had a collision in the vicinity of Oakland Close, at which time the occupants fled on foot. The vehicle was later determined to have been stolen.

In total, there were 20 motor vehicle accidents over the weekend.

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