Tag: traffic offences

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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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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