Tag: traffic offences

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 [...]

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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 ra [...]

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West Bay man charged after petty crime spree

West Bay man charged after petty crime spree

| 03/08/2018
(CNS): A 31-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with a number of offences, including taking a car without permission and theft, after a series of incidents this week. He was arrested on 30 July after it was reported he had taken a vehicle without the owner’s consent, but was later granted [...]

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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 [...]

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Police round up weekend drunk drivers

Police round up weekend drunk drivers

| 26/07/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Officers from the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit arrested ten drunk drivers over the weekend, half of whom were more than double the legal limit, and attended 26 road crashes. In one case the driver assaulted the police after they roused her from what appeared to be a drunken state of [...]

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Cops net 13 drunk drivers in ten days

Cops net 13 drunk drivers in ten days

| 11/07/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Just ten days into July, the RCIPS said its officers have already arrested thirteen drunk drivers this month, after arresting 24 during the month of June as part of the continuing clampdown on rogue road users. Last month police also issued 152 tickets for illegal tint and 263 tickets for sp [...]

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New system to detect uninsured drivers

New system to detect uninsured drivers

| 29/06/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): Drivers who allow their motor insurance to lapse while still using their vehicles on the roads will soon be detected through the new electronic vehicle registration (EVR) system and a change in the traffic law that will allow insurance companies to update the Department of Vehicle and Drivers [...]

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Dangerous driver in fatal smash to do 80hrs service work

Dangerous driver in fatal smash to do 80hrs service work

| 22/06/2018
(CNS): A Grand Court judge ordered Noel Vaughn Douglas (37) to undertake 80 hours of community service work over the next 12 months for his conviction for dangerous driving ahead of a major crash in which his close friend Matthew Owens (31) was killed. Douglas was acquitted of causing Owen’s [...]

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Rogue driver triggers police chase

Rogue driver triggers police chase

| 19/06/2018
(CNS): The police helicopter, the K9 Unit and police officers on patrol were all involved in a car chase in the early hours of Saturday morning, pursuing what they believed to be a drunk driver but who turned out to be in car he had “borrowed” without permission. At around 12:20am office [...]

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Minister off the hook in careless driving case

Minister off the hook in careless driving case

| 14/06/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The finance and economics minister, Roy McTaggart, was discharged by a traffic court magistrate Thursday, after prosecutors told the court that they had no evidence to pursue the case against him as the complainant was not willing to continue with the case. McTaggart had been charged with ca [...]

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Rogue driving persists as cops issue 283 speeding tickets

Rogue driving persists as cops issue 283 speeding tickets

| 13/06/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Inspector Ian Yearwood has highlighted the dangers posed by speeding drivers after the RCIPS traffic unit issued 283 speeding tickets in May and another 96 tickets for using a mobile phone while driving without a hands-free set. They also issued 171 tickets for excessive tint, 38 citations [...]

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