Tag: traffic offences

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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Masked rider charged with list of crimes

Masked rider charged with list of crimes

| 24/05/2018
(CNS): A 26-year-old George Town man who was the heart of an island-wide ride last year, which police determined was an illegal event, is the first person to have been charged with any crimes in connection with it. The local man, who was wearing an orange face mask during the ‘Ride of the Cent [...]

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Traffic clampdown ‘new normal’, says senior cop

Traffic clampdown ‘new normal’, says senior cop

| 15/05/2018 | 62 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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Road crashes more than doubled in 2017

Road crashes more than doubled in 2017

| 23/04/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recorded more than double the number of crashes on the roads in 2017 compared to the previous year, and although the number of fatal accidents dropped from seven to three, only one less person lost their lives compared to 2016. With 2,725 collisions, in [...]

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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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Cops target dump trucks and rogue drivers

Cops target dump trucks and rogue drivers

| 21/03/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): As police continue their traffic operations, they have been focusing over the last week on drivers in unsafe vehicles, especially dump trucks, and drunks behind the wheel. The RCIPS said officers have not only been working to “curtail road dangers” but also responding to complain [...]

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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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