Tag: drinking and driving

RCIPS nets 20+ drunk drivers in one month

RCIPS nets 20+ drunk drivers in one month

| 01/03/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): More than 20 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol last month, with some being more than three times over the legal limit. Given the role that drinking plays in the significant number of smashes on Cayman’s roads every day, traffic officers said they are being extra vigilant during their patrols […]

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Suspect drunk driver has narrow escape

Suspect drunk driver has narrow escape

| 19/01/2021

(CNS): The driver of a grey Kia Cerato who crashed into a wall on Sunday evening in Bodden Town was uninjured after a lucky escape. The 26-year-old man from West Bay was helped out of the car by a member of the public after it caught fire shortly after the collision. However, he was arrested […]

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Drunk driver suspect escapes from cop car

Drunk driver suspect escapes from cop car

| 24/11/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A woman arrested for drunk driving following a crash on the West Bay Road on Sunday made a run for it when the cop car she was in stopped at the hospital. However, the woman handed herself in yesterday, police said, as they continue the investigation into the smash in which a second driver […]

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Driver 4x over limit stopped in wrong lane

Driver 4x over limit stopped in wrong lane

| 11/11/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Police are once again urging drivers not to get behind the wheel when they have been drinking, after averting what could have been another tragic road smash this week. At 6:00 on Tuesday evening officers pulled over a driver who was driving in the wrong lane. Given his slurred speech and the strong smell […]

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300 crashes on Cayman’s roads in December

300 crashes on Cayman’s roads in December

| 03/01/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The police have confirmed that they recorded around 300 crashes during the month-long holiday safety campaign, code name Operation Azurite Two, and arrested more than 50 drunk drivers, including two early on New Year’s Day. Over 1,300 tickets were also issued during December for offenses such as speeding, illegal tint and using mobile phones […]

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Cop arrested for drunk driving

Cop arrested for drunk driving

| 05/11/2019

(CNS): A 63-year-old police officer was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving following a single-vehicle collision in George Town. Police said that at 2:00am they were called to the crash scene on the Linford Pierson Highway, where they found that the off-duty officer, who was driving a […]

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Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

| 17/10/2019 | 103 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has said that it has received numerous complaints about rogue driving, which is increasing the current traffic chaos. The police also raised concerns yet again over drunk drivers, in particular, drivers who attend Sunday brunches, consuming “an exorbitant amount of alcoholic beverages” and then driving home. Drinking and driving is now a […]

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Senior cop alarmed by DUI increases

Senior cop alarmed by DUI increases

| 10/10/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): There is not sign of any reduction in the number of drivers getting behind the wheel drunk, according to the RCIPS, and Superintendent Robert Graham said he was alarmed by the amount of people consuming alcohol and then driving home. In September a total of 27 people were nabbed by officers for driving under […]

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Speed and drunks cause crashes

Speed and drunks cause crashes

| 16/09/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Police Inspector Dwayne Jones, who is in charge of the Traffic and Road Policing Unit, has pointed to speeding and people getting behind the wheel drunk as the main causes of the significant number of crashes in Cayman. With six people having been killed on local roads so far this year and several critically […]

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Man critically injured in 3-vehicle crash

Man critically injured in 3-vehicle crash

| 15/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Police are appealing for witnesses to the serious smash in Bodden Town on Saturday night in which one man was seriously injured. Officers said he remains in hospital in a critical condition as they urged anyone with information to contact the traffic unit. A 31-year-old man has already been arrested on suspicion […]

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Cops pepper spray driver resisting arrest

Cops pepper spray driver resisting arrest

| 04/09/2019

(CNS): A 23-year-old man involved in a single-vehicle crash near the Yacht Club Roundabout early Sunday morning was pepper sprayed by the police after he resisted arrest for drinking and driving. The RCIPS said that one of the police officers received minor injuries during the struggle, and both he and the driver were treated at […]

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