Police nab George Town drunk drivers

| 19/01/2009

(CNS): A few party goers this weekend found that drinking and driving mean trouble with the law as police in George Town cracked down on DUI offences. Police in the district made a number of arrests over the weekend, including a number of people for driving under the influence of alcohol. Overnight Friday, 16 January, into Saturday, 17 January, five men aged 41, 26, 60,48 and 33 were arrested for driving over the legal limit.

Other arrests made over the weekend in George Town include a 30-year-year old man on suspicion of disorderly conduct, a 47-year-old man on suspicion of damage to property, a 42-year-old man on suspicion of assault and a 48-year-old man on suspicion of driving while disqualified and driving without any insurance.

“It’s disappointing to see drivers risking their safety and the safety of others by driving after having a drink,” said Inspector Frank Owens, shift Inspector for the nights in question. “Just one drink can affect your ability to drive. If you are drinking, have a designated driver or call a taxi. It’s not worth taking the risk.”

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. dazed and confused says:

    unfortunately for us…….. for every 5 the competent members of the RCIPS catch….. another 200 get away!!