Tag: drinking and driving

Traffic clampdown ‘new normal’, says senior cop

Traffic clampdown ‘new normal’, says senior cop

| 15/05/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is continuing its traffic enforcement operations and last week caught dozens of drivers breaking the law. Eleven drunk drivers were arrested, eight of them this past weekend alone, and 66 drivers were ticketed for speeding. Having reformed and now fully staffed the traffic unit, the [...]

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Fire fighter jailed for 18 months over serious crash

Fire fighter jailed for 18 months over serious crash

| 30/04/2018 | 105 Comments
(CNS): Colburn Martin (26), a fire officer from Cayman Brac, was sent to jail Monday after receiving an 18-month prison term for a drunken head-on collision on the Sister Islands in the summer of 2016, in which a high school vice-principal was very badly injured. In a rare case for the Grand Court [...]

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Traffic unit nets 32 drunks since start of month

Traffic unit nets 32 drunks since start of month

| 19/04/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): While enforcement efforts by the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit continues, drivers are still ignoring the rules of the road and police have already arrested 32 drivers this month for getting behind the wheel after drinking. More than half of the drunk drivers were nabbed during the last two w [...]

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Cops dish out 341 speeding tickets in just one month

Cops dish out 341 speeding tickets in just one month

| 05/04/2018 | 112 Comments
(CNS): Traffic police issued 341 speeding tickets throughout March, 187 of them over the last two weeks of the month, following enforcement operations largely on the Linford Pierson and Esterley Tibbetts Highways. The RCIPS said that while both of these roads have top speed limits of 40mph, a few d [...]

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Judge admits drunk and careless driving

Judge admits drunk and careless driving

| 15/03/2018 | 89 Comments
(CNS): Grand Court Judge, Justice Ingrid Mangatal (53), pleaded guilty Thursday when she made her first appearance in court to answer charges laid earlier this month of DUI and careless driving. The judge admitted being one and a half times over the limit when she crashed the car she was driving int [...]

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Cops keep up pressure on drunk drivers

Cops keep up pressure on drunk drivers

| 13/03/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Over the last two weeks police have arrested 15 drivers for DUI and another ten people for other traffic related offences. Despite the recent spike in violent crime, traffic police have continued their efforts to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads. Six of the fifteen were arreste [...]

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Judge facing DUI charge remains on bench

Judge facing DUI charge remains on bench

| 08/03/2018
(CNS): The chief justice’s office has confirmed that Justice Ingrid Mangatal, who is facing DUI and careless driving charges, is still sitting on the judicial bench. However, the judge will be on leave at the end of next week, when she is scheduled to appear in Summary Court to answer the char [...]

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Judge charged with DUI and careless driving

Judge charged with DUI and careless driving

| 05/03/2018
(CNS): Justice Ingrid Mangatal (53) has been charged with careless driving and DUI in connection with a crash on the West Bay Road last September, police have confirmed. The Grand Court judge is due to appear in Summary Court on 15 March after charges were laid against her Friday. Justice Mangatal [...]

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Cops keep rounding up drunk drivers

Cops keep rounding up drunk drivers

| 06/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Police believe the ongoing traffic enforcement crackdown is deterring drivers from drinking and driving, speeding and other violations. But these offences continue and over the past week officers have arrested eleven drunk drivers, one of whom was three times over the limit, and attended 66 r [...]

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Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

| 31/01/2018
On various occasions when I’m out at night, I’ve seen a very prominent person in a bar drinking heavily. I know he drives himself home. I think he’s clearly a danger to himself and others, not to mention he’s setting a terrible example as he’s someone who holds a high position. What should [...]

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Cops round-up 10 drunk weekend drivers

Cops round-up 10 drunk weekend drivers

| 17/01/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The police arrested another ten drivers this weekend in their ongoing traffic enforcement operations aimed at cutting the amount of drunks driving on the roads. Once again, several drivers were found to be behind the wheel while being well over the legal alcohol limit after committing traffic [...]

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