Tag: drinking and driving

Police still alarmed by boozed up drivers

Police still alarmed by boozed up drivers

| 15/01/2019 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Six drivers were arrested over the weekend after they were found to be drunk behind the wheel. Four of the six men and women were twice over the legal limit and one was arrested after a midnight collision on the West Bay Road involving another sober driver. The other drunk drivers were arrested after […]

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Police round up 47 drunk drivers over holidays

Police round up 47 drunk drivers over holidays

| 03/01/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made 47 arrests for drinking and driving during the holiday season, but just four of them were on the morning of New Year’s Day. That so few people were caught over the limit and behind the wheel after the night of celebration may be because around 1,400 people made use […]

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Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

| 31/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police are planning to intensify their traffic operations on New Year’s Eve to crackdown on drunk drivers. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that officers will be conducting numerous traffic checks and patrols around the islands tonight, as they warned of efforts to combat drunk driving and other dangerous behaviour on the road. During December, […]

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Police deal with 32 Christmas crashes

Police deal with 32 Christmas crashes

| 27/12/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): There were 32 crashes on the roads of Grand Cayman over the three-day Christmas holiday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Between Monday, 24 December, and Thursday morning there were 20 smashes in George Town alone; at least a dozen of the 32 collisions were serious, with people being injured and in some […]

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Drivers urged to stay sober behind the wheel

Drivers urged to stay sober behind the wheel

| 21/12/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Since the beginning of December, when police began their Holiday Safety Campaign, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has already made 32 arrests for DUI, with six of those arrested having a blood alcohol content of over twice the legal limit and in one case over three times the limit. The RCIPS, which supports […]

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Fatal crash lands drunk driver in jail

Fatal crash lands drunk driver in jail

| 20/11/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Warren Samuel Hogarth (56) from North Side was jailed Tuesday for two years and five months and disqualified from driving for five years following his conviction for causing the death of Denvil Mitchell (40) by dangerous driving in 2016. As he delivered his sentence ruling, visiting judge, Acting Justice Roger Chapple, said it was a […]

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Driver admits drinking rum before fatal crash

Driver admits drinking rum before fatal crash

| 03/11/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Warren Samuel Hogarth (55) from North Side admitted having three and a half glasses of strong Nicaraguan rum along with cold and flu medication hours before he was involved in a major crash in Savannah in which Denvil Mitchell (40) was killed. The court heard the details on Friday when Hogarth appeared for sentencing almost three […]

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Police warn drivers about drink and drugs

Police warn drivers about drink and drugs

| 19/09/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Following another weekend rounding up rogue drivers, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is warning the public that they could find themselves in serious trouble if they use alcohol or drugs and then get in their car. Police made five arrests for DUI alone over the weekend as well as finding drivers under the influence […]

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Driver 2 times over limit escapes serious injury in crash

Driver 2 times over limit escapes serious injury in crash

| 15/08/2018

(CNS): Following a single-vehicle crash early this morning on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, a 24-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of DUI after giving a breathalyzer reading that was two times over the legal limit for alcohol. At about 1:20am Wednesday police were called to the scene north of Yacht Drive, where they […]

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Drunken crash lands visitor in jail

Drunken crash lands visitor in jail

| 13/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 32-year-old Honduran national appeared in court Monday after spending the weekend in jail as a result of a crash in the early hours of Saturday morning in West Bay, in which he was suspected of drinking and driving. Omar Banegas has been charged with a list of offences that began when he ran […]

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Wong awaits decision in 4½-year-old DUI case

Wong awaits decision in 4½-year-old DUI case

| 26/07/2018

(CNS): The head of enforcement at the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration, Garfield Wong, was told Wednesday that Magistrate Grace Donalds will deliver a verdict next month in a DUI case against him that has dragged on for four and a half years. Wong was charged with careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and […]

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