Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

| 27/07/2016 | 36 Comments
Cayman News Service

Cayman Brac Police Station

(CNS): RCIPS officers on Cayman Brac did not arrest a single person for drinking and driving during a weekend crackdown on traffic offences. Police said that over the past weekend (Friday 22 July through Sunday 24 July) several traffic operations were conducted at different locations around the island, though they did not indicate what time of day the operations took place. While officers issued 36 tickets for traffic offences, such as failing to wear seatbelts and overhanging loads, they made no arrests for DUI.

The RCIPS said that a total of 131 vehicles were stopped and checked throughout the three days, and traffic officers found that every one of these vehicles were licensed, inspected and insured.

The officers apparently reported that members of the public thanked the officers for the enforcement operations. The RCIPS said that such operations would “continue on a periodic basis to bolster enforcement efforts on Cayman Brac”.

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  1. Crime-watcher says:

    This is typical of the poor public relations sense of the RCIPS. Despite what Superintendant Kurt claims is his policy of ‘consideration’ etc., they can’t catch the burglars so go out looking for motoring offenses.

  2. Anonymous says:

    To Main Island Caymanian,
    Do you know who built Grand Cayman to where it is for ur info it was Brackers so stop thinking of us as a welfare island cuz if it wasnt for the brac u guys wouldnt have had anywhere to run during ivan

  3. Anonymous says:

    I was so drunk that night, I took the bus home, which is very unusual as I have never driven a bus before.

  4. Anonymous says:

    They stopped vehicles in the morning before 11:00 am and word was out that they were checking so the guys who had been drinking gave the wheel to someone who hadn’t. For a fair check, they should be looking for drunk drivers after the bars have been open awhile.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure the hospital staff was not very pleased with these results.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I slipped through on the trails

  7. Cayman Islands not Cayman Island says:

    I don’t understand where all of these hateful comments towards the Brac are coming from. We are all one. Do you all feel any better about yourselves while you belittle another part of YOUR country? The size of Cayman Brac, coupled with the fact that all cruise and air tourism traffic goes through GCM makes it impossible for the Brac to be as economically stable as GCM.

    • Steve says:

      “Do you all feel any better about yourselves while you belittle another part of YOUR country”.

      Yes, yes I do.

    • Main island caymanian says:

      I’m sick and tiered of giving you.guys duty free this and that. We on the main island pay for half of your sh…
      It time you guys over there come up with something so we don’t have to support you guys anymore!!!
      Or you know what leave the island and make some money. In fact what we ned to do is turn your sh..y island into a prison and charge countries from around the world to hold their prisoners!!!

  8. Read all about it says:

    In other news, Xi Jinping finds no tea in China.

  9. Donkey caymanian says:

    The RCIPS forget to mention that the road blocks were conducted at 11pm when all the brac’rs were in bed. Next time do it at 4pm!! Sh… the last time I was there I was sh.. faced by noon and drove back to my hotel across the road or did I walk?

  10. Sharkey says:

    I knew Cayman Brac would make history one day not a drunk person on the Island.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hah! They obviously wasn’t looking.

  12. Anonymous says:

    So this is the type of hatred and nonsence we get out of the recent RCIP visit to try crack down on the serious crimes! Our island is bad enough as it is. We dont need all this hate and ignorance. God please help our islands!

  13. Persnickety says:

    Contrary to the above statements the police were on the road at night. What should be mentioned is that the officers were brought over from Grand Cayman. Apparently giving tickets was the most excitement that these officers had experience in a long time. They thought it was so exciting they elaborated and celebrated on their 25 or so tickets in one day in a local watering hole. So I wonder how much money that cost the Government of the day, to bring their officers over to hand out 36 tickets. My, my isn’t it a sad day that officers are very pleased with themselves because they gave some elderly people a few tickets. The Bracs economy is dwindling away like sand through an hour glass and the best that can be done is to ship some officers over to issue tickets to people who are living from paycheck to paycheck. Perhaps an informative statement telling the people of the Brac why traffic concerns were high on their list of priorities, or explaining the method behind this case of madness.

    • Anonymous says:

      do we have a confirmation that they were in cayman brac and not owen island.

    • Anonymous says:

      “The Brac economy is dwindling away”. Seriously?? What “Brac economy”? There is no such thing. You all exist on transfer payments of funds from Government – masses of highly paid civil servants with no real work to do compared to those on Grand Cayman and seamen and veterans (God bless them) receiving their “pensions”. The Brac produces absolutely nothing in the way of revenue which contributes to the central Treasury .Government should put a casino there but the churchgoers would jump all over Julianna and that would put an end to that idea. Much easier just to collect Grand Cayman’s money and complain.

  14. Anonymous says:

    On the Brac I’m sure it is pretty hard to keep things quiet, everyone knew where the police were of course.

  15. Unpossible says:

    Note to the Cayman Brac district police chief: remind the boys to take breathalysers with them next time. Helps with identifying drunk drivers,

    • Dah Chief's Mouthpiece says:

      We nah use our breathalysers unless we have reason to believe a driver is impaired.

    • Anonymous says:

      As per the headline, if finding impaired drivers is difficult on the brac, try finding real police!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Does this mean that the RCIPS have caught those who have been involved in a long string of burglaries and moved on to traffic offences? Or are these simply the only type of offences the police are capable of handling?

  17. Anonymous says:

    “Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman” Brac That’s because the police were busy stopping people during daylight hours rather than late night when more drunk drivers are likely to be on the road. What the police succeed in doing was to take money from those already struggling to survive in Cayman Brac’s depressed economy. Bet there’s a line at the Needs Assessment Unit for help paying tickets.

  18. Knot S Smart says:

    Dem poor Brackers so broke they can hardly afford to drink water – much less alcohol…

  19. Anonymous says:

    Finding drunk drivers on Cayman Brac is like looking for sand on the beach. If the police can’t manage that, what exactly are they there for?

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