DUI arrest after two vehicle accident

| 04/02/2009

(CNS): A young man knocked off his dirt bike was treated for a broken leg Monday, while the driver of the car involved has been arrested for DUI, police have said. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is investigating the two vehicle accident, which took place on Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Savannah Meadows on 2 February.The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at 9:22pm from the male driver of a Nissan Frontier stating that he was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a motorbike.

Police and medics responded to the scene and found that a 21-year-old man, who had been riding a Zongshen dirt bike, was knocked to the ground with an injury to his right leg. Police were told that the collision occurred when the motor vehicle exited Savannah Avenue on to Shamrock Road and hit the motorbike that was traveling towards Bodden Town.

The injured man was taken to George Town hospital where he was treated for a broken leg and released. The 61-year-old driver of the Nissan Frontier was subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Scenes of Crime officers processed the scene and an accident reconstructionist is carrying out investigations. Anyone who witnessed the crash or believes they saw the vehicles prior to the crash should contact Acting Chief Inspector Derrick Elliott on 946 6254.

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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