Mercedes driver arrested for gun and drugs

| 06/09/2017

(CNS) UPDATED: The 50-year-old man who police said drove recklessly through George Town Wednesday afternoon trying to evade the police was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of cocaine with intent to supply. An 18-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of the same offences. The pair, who are both from George Town, are currently on police bail.

The firearm found in the car is the nineteenth firearm recovered so far this year, police noted.

Yesterday police reported that the man had been arrested after colliding with two vehicles while trying to evade the police. The police said that just past 3pm Wednesday, 6 September, “police had cause to begin following a man driving a white  in Central George Town”. He appeared to notice he was being followed in the vicinity of Shedden Road and Eastern Avenue and “began driving recklessly to evade police”.

The officers in the police car activated the emergency lights and siren but the driver refused to stop. As it sped along Sound Way, the Mercedes collided with two vehicles but no one in either vehicle was injured.

Behind Pasadora Place off Smith Road the Mercedes’ path was blocked by police and the driver was arrested, police said, though they did not specify what for.

Investigations continue into the matter.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good job coppers! Keep it up! If this kind of diligence is continued over a number of years, we will get back to drivers respecting the law and the police. It took years of no presence on the roads to get us where we are, it will take years of constant vigilance for drivers to realize the police are back and they mean business.




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    • Anonymous says:

      It certainly is long ast due for the RCIPS to get out and about and PATROL the wild and wooly streets of Cayman. Their abdication of that responsibility has led to the flagrant ignoring of the basic rules of the road for far too long.

      Now, get on top of the lawless dirt bikers terrorizing our roads at all hours of the day. I recently drove from West Bay to Newlands late on a weekday night and encountered 5 unlicenced dirt bikes and NO POLICE PRESENCE the entire time. It should not be possible to travel that distance without seeing at least one patrol car, at least on the main roads!

      Oh, and when one calls in to report this travesty, it doesn’t matter what the name & address of the complainant is! Do your job and allow those of us reporting such blatant lawbreaking to remain anonymous! You have caller ID if you really want to endanger the safety of the caller by making their complaint a matter of record, well . . .




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