Cop car smashes into home in Bodden Town

| 04/09/2012

dodge charger_0.jpg(CNS): A police car on routine patrol Friday night smashed into a house in the district of Bodden Town in a single vehicle crash. An RCIPS spokesperson said the officer who was slightly injured in the accident has been suspended from driving from police cars but not suspended from duty. The crash occurred at about 11.40 pm on Friday, night (31 August) when the officer was driving a marked police vehicle in Shamrock Road near to Manse Road. The officer was heading east on routine patrol duties when the vehicle crossed onto the westbound carriageway and then crashed into a building. The officer was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town and released following treatment.

Police stated that the car which was a Dodge Charger was extensively damaged in the crash.

“In line with normal RCIPS policy, the officer has been suspended from driving police vehicles pending the outcome of the investigation into the crash,” the RCIPS spokesperson stated Tuesday.

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  1. Mawga says:

    I’m not surprised at this occurrence with how reckless a lot of them drive on the road. About a week ago I was on my way home from the airport and was travelling through Bodden Town and a dark, unmarked cop car who had to be doing at least 70mph with no sirens just their lights on appeared out of nowhere and almost ran us off the road into a tree. Their excessive speed through Bodden Town did not give us enough time to pull off the road safely to let them pass and we narrowly missed what could have possibly been a deadly accident.

    Another incidence happened a few days later on my way to work and as I approached the junction to exit Frank Sound road, a cop car travelling from East End with no sirens on decided to veer off to the other side of the road for no reason for about a minute then veered back to the right side of the road. Luckily there were no other cars on the road but that stunt was complete and utter recklessness!! Some of these cops are a danger to others on the road and only responsible cops with common sense should be allowed to drive these vehicles.

    • Rorschach says:

      "only responsible cops with common sense should be allowed to drive these vehicles."


      Duh…that would be like…TWO people…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Prob on the cell phone like the other officers! They should pay for it out of their pockets instead of our govt $$!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Another Charger Gone-Clear

  4. Anonymous says:

    I want names.  If it were a member of the public our name would be all over the news.  Double standard in the press?

  5. Anonymous says:

    May be illigal tint, saw 2 cop cars yesterday that had very very dark tint on them?? illigal for us but not the police?

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      That is the norm in a Police State, which appears to be what most people want.

  6. NotRollin says:

    CUC needs to investigate the amazing magnetic force that emanates from the walls and fences of Grand Cayman? If properly harnessed it could probably run one of their larger light plants.

  7. Anonymous says:

    uh-oh spaghettioes….

  8. Anonymous says:

    DUI, smoking, mobile phone use, putting the car through its paces??  How can any normal person be involved in a crash with no other vehicles, another person who probably bought their driver's license online I imagine.

    I wonder if these very common and expensive write offs were accounted for in the recent budget?

    Why do the RCIPS need such lavish and powerful cars anyway, when nobody there knows how to drive them?  There's always a stock of fine automobiles at the Al Thompsons round-about perhaps the RCIPS should acquire their new fleet from there!

  9. Kmanlady says:

    What the news does not state is that the police was in a high speed chase with another car when the accident accurred.


    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe true. But no left hand drive car should be used in a high speed chase where overtaking is likely necessary. Staggering that the RCIPS chose to purchase these powerful American highway cruisers for Cayman. Who signed off that purchase order??

      • Anonymous says:

        What I find amazing is that you have left hand drive American cars anyway!!. Why not import some very fast and reliable Subaru Imprezas or Mitsubishi Evo's. Surely if the American car is single crewed how on earth can he overtake safely when he's on the wrong side of the car!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Haha haha, I just noticed that they are left hand drive – WHAT STTOOOOPID IDIOT SIGNED OFF TO PURCHASE THESE??????

    • SSM345 says:

      A high speed chase through Bodden Town, where the road is just wide enough for you to pass by another car when driving the speed limit! Perhaps simply noting the license plate and following up might have been a better option?

      Great judgement by the officer in question who crashed.

      I wonder if its the same cop who crashed the other 2 or 3 chargers over the last year or so?

    • Anonymous says:

      That is a lie, I was there.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mi did hear dat too on Sunday when i was in bt

  10. Anonymous says:

    Where was the Helicopter to help him?

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Who's watching the Watchers?

  13. Anonymous says:

    How many of these nice shiny, expensive, new Chargers have RCIPS written off now?

    Why didn't they buy something sensible like the Fords and Vauxhalls UK police forces use?

    • Rorschach says:

      Becuase a large majority of the "drivers" in the RCIPS can't drive a manual transmission vehicle…furhermore, some have never even held a driver's license in their native country and then come here and are given a "Force Driver" course and then let loose…

    • Anonymous says:

      Deduct the cost of the vehicles from their salary.  Every vehicle that they wreck is costing taxpayers more in insurance claims.  Higher insurance payments and thedrivers go scotch free.

      Pay for the vehicle replacement and they will be more careful carrying out their duties. 

  14. Anonymous says:

    First I thought I was going to comment, then I realized I was out of things to say cause everything has already been said a gazillion times and nothing ever comes of it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Umm…perhaps a cell call or text message that couldn't wait!  Does anyone realize that statistically, Cayman has one of the highest (if not the highest) rate of "single vehicle" crashes?  And will this officer be charged as a normal citizen would be if it is careless driving?

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably the highest number of police accidents too – How many cars have they written off now?

  16. Truth Hurts says:

    These are supposedly "professional" drivers exhibiting standard we are all supposed to aspire to?

    no doubt concentrating on his mobile phone texting or talking to his g/f…….

  17. Anonymous says:

    Probably tired! That,s why 2 should be on patrol

  18. Anonymous says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, wonder how that happened? Is the cell phone being checked for use at that time?