Senior cop flees scene of crash

| 12/06/2017 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS said Monday that they were still looking for a serving police inspector who is believed to have fled the scene of a crash at Hurley’s Roundabout on Saturday. The smash happened just before 4:15pm at the junction of Crewe Road, and involved a white Pontiac SUV, which ran into the back of a silver Land Rover. Although no one was hurt, the driver of the Pontiac left the scene.

When police officers responding to the incident conducted inquiries, they discovered that the driver who had left the scene was an inspector with the RCIPS.

“Officers have made numerous attempts to locate him over the weekend and enquiries are continuing,” a police spokesperson said, adding that further updates would be released to the public.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What about the very senior police officer that was juiced up leaving Sunset House and reversed into a car with in his SUV and caused significant damage ?

  2. Mrswebb says:

    They exchanged info at the scene, why would he also need to report it. Police tell you not to

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    • Anonymous says:

      If valid documentation was exchanged at the scene, no party appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one or both parties accepted responsiility, no injuries and no major damage, there is no need to report the matter to the police. Insurance companies will sort the matter out.

      However, if you ran into someone from behind, (minor damage) did not get out of your vehicle to ascertain if there were any injuries and simply drove away, then you have committed an offense of leaving the scene of an accident. If the accident was caused by Careless Driving or Dangerous Driving then that’s an additional offence. If your docements are not valid, then that’s another offence to be added to the list.

  3. MI6 in Paradise says:

    Anybody want the bet the RCIPS Inspector is a U.K. national? If he was local they would have sent the SWAT team to track him down then fired them on the spot!

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    • Anonymous says:

      oh really? where did the taser cops come from? and the one who beat a suspect? All found guilty and “no convictions recorded” You must be deluded.

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  4. jotnar says:

    Nothing in the article says whether the other driver requested a police report, or if the other vehicle was left unroadworthy. Otherwise, provided the Pontiac driver left his details, nothing in the law to stop him leaving the scene. If he didn’t leave his details, then what basis do the police have for saying the inspector was the driver at the time?

    CNS – want to clarify? Don’t want to encourage the apparent belief here that each and every fender bender requires the vehicles to be left in place until the police fill out their report, despite the traffic chaos that then ensues. Clarity on what constitutes “fleeing the scene” would be helpful.

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  5. Derrick Trotter says:

    Shameful. Not only this behaviour but what about the taser cops and the one who beat the guy with his baton. Bet they all get new contracts.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Have you guys checked his house? Just sayin’

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Calm down people! I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for all of this… Like I bet he lent the vehicle to an illegal Jamaican named Buju.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Call him. Or did he turn his phone off?
    LOL
    Where is he hiding out? He’ll have to come out and now he’ll look like an idiot. Egg on his face.
    But at least he won’t be breathalysed, so…

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  9. ExPatriat says:

    Does Pontiac have an SUV?
    Maybe he’s just ashamed to be seen driving such a vehicle.
    The psychological distress he might be in right now…

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  10. D says:

    They are giving him time to leave Cayman,probably haven’t even put a stop notice on him at the airport and he left already.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Cop gets paid leave for fleeing traffic accident. Next headline.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Just another day in Absurdistan.

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  13. Sharkey says:

    What a joke, the police searched all weekend and couldn’t find the hit and run Officer,but would keep the public up dated.

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    • Anonymous says:

      East End Resident that’s a good point, but you can’t hear that we searched all weekend and couldn’t find him, but we would keep the public updated .

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Fire officers with guns , police inspectors fleeing a crash , unbelievable . it’s OK because when found he will claim someone who is a friend but who he doesn’t know where he lived borrowed the car and a jury of his peers will let him off after a nice long paid holiday . only in cayman .

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Maybe Customs can assist with locating him.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    You just can’t make this shit up.

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  17. SSM345 says:

    And if it had been anyone else there would be an island wide manhunt…And the police wonder why no one has respect for them when they carry on like this?

    RCIP Officers who act in manners like this i.e. leaving the scene should be fired immediately.

    Absolute BS.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Why does it matter? The law now states that police officers cant be guilty of a crime.

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    • Anonymous says:

      we need to expand the scope of who can arrest. the arrest is all that is missing in almost all of these crimes in cayman. the arrest means its allowed to be published… and once it becomes published then it all comes out of the woodwork. so many times the police indiscriminately make arrests without any consideration for the individual or even what their duty is to the public… can someone please make a FOI request as to the police training manual, to their protocols, and what their targets/mission is. and literally i dont want to hear crap about what they have posted on their websites and in their buildings because we all know those big bag of chips are half empty.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What? You smoking 7.18?

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    • Anonymous says:

      It would be helpful if we knew which inspector it was. It is very hard to hide in cayman. Like the rcips does when they want to find a suspect, tell us who it is so we can say hay or na. I’ve seen a lot of inspectors since last weekend.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Find and arrest him immediately!!! The law applies to ALL

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  20. East End Resident says:

    If the identity of this person is known to the police, why are we not seeing the name and the photograph here so we can all assist the police in tracking down this criminal?
    It would also help us to quickly get out of his way if we ever saw him behind the wheel of a car in future. (On his way home from the bar perhaps?)

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    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you have no idea of court processes but think you can pontificate nonetheless. Circulating his photo could be considered very prejudicial in court, especially when you try to find a jury. You only circulate a photo when the person is very dangerous or you have already exhausted all avenues to find him/her first.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Lolz

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  22. Anonymous says:

    What a fine example for the public , I wonder if he will have some simon Courtney excuses .

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Coward.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    If he’s english cop he’ll walk but if it’s a regional cop he’s done for=unfair practice!

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  25. August Dupin says:

    What??? Inspector Clouseau fled the scene? Disgusting, if true.

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  26. Anonymous says:

    That about sums this place up. Any accountability on that one? I imagine the RCIP have a picture of the suspect. Care to share it so the public can find him?

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  27. Anonymous says:

    So the RCIP can’t locate their own employees? that’s somewhat worrying.

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  28. Anonymous says:

    Why cant they tell us who it is? We might be able to find him…otherwise people might think they are not trying very hard…

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  29. Anonymous says:

    I would like to live in a country where the police, immigration and customs departments catch more criminals than they employ.

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  30. Don Cayman says:

    Senior Police Officer he needs to be demoted right away. Imagine if he had injured someone. What a jerk!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Don Cayman – not if you are employed by the DVDL, you get a pat on the back from your friendly boss and are put right back on your job.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    May have been juiced up, had expired drivers license or insurance, fell asleep from fatigue or was simply driving without due care and attention. (Careless Driving)

    If the Inspector exchanged vehicle documentation with the other driver and accepted responsibility for the accident, then he is allowed to leave the scene and have the matter settled by his insurance company, where there are no injuries and damage was minimal.

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  32. Anonymous says:

    One must follow and one must lead…you all set no example within society though…why?

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  33. John Davis says:

    Duppy?
    That’s it.
    It happens.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to conduct a 4 year investigation while continuing to pay the Gov’t employee…

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  35. Anonymous says:

    Just wait until he turns up for work?

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