Drunk drivers’ list continues to grow

| 23/12/2013

(CNS): Police have arrested 25 people over the last three weeks for drunk driving during the RCIPS’ annual road-safety campaign “Stay Alive”. Another 13 drivers have been arrested for driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and driving without being licensed. Since 29 November officers have recorded 135 traffic violations, while 64 people have been fined for using their cell phones behind the wheel. In addition, 45 drivers were ticketed for speeding and 23 people prosecuted for failing to wear seatbelt. Meanwhile, at around 12:40am Monday in Bodden Town a driver managed to overturn his vehicle and ended up at George Town hospital being treated for minor injuries.

Police said they and the other emergency services responded to the smash, which involved just one vehicle, around 200 yards from the Bodden Town police station. The driver of a Hyundai Matrix travelling west onto Bodden Town Road lost control of the car, which caused it to flip on its side. He was taken to the hospital and police are now investigating

The annual holiday road safety campaign Stay Alive will continue until 5 January. Anyone who may have information about crime taking place within the Cayman Islands are asked to call any of the police stations or crime stoppers at 800-TIPS(8477).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I know people that drink three bottles of wine or 20 beers  per day on a regulr basisl and mmore on special days and drive all over the place without ever being in trouble…

    That is how much control there is!

  2. Anonymous says:

    "Meanwhile, at around 12.40am Monday, in Bodden Town a driver managed to overturn his vehicle and ended up at George Town hospital being treated for minor injuries."

    He must have been really moving !

  3. Anonymous says:

    Writing a handful of tickets does not constitute a "blitz" effort.  These are "barely showing up" statistics, and it's all over in a few days for another year?!?

  4. Anonymous says:

    CNS, on 17 December you reported RCIPS had arrested 25 drivers (I think 22 DUI & 3 other) so in the busiest five days before the holiday they're boasting about only catching another three more DUIs? This is total BS from RCIPS. I got waved straight through a roadbock over the weekend, they weren't stopping anybody.

  5. Anonymous says:

    ITS CRAZY OUT THERE, ITS LIKE CHRISTMAS MAKES EVERYONE LOOSE WHAT LITTLE SENSE THEY ALREADY HAD. MADNESS ON THE ROADS.

    • Grammar educator says:

      "lose"

      • Dick Shaughneary says:

        I think "loose"/"lose" is a matter of spelling rather than grammar.  You are not as smart as your moniker would lead us to believe.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Driving without insurnace, ie while disqualified, without a licence or palin uninsured is a terribly selfish crime which can ruin the lives of victims and families.  It deserves a prison sentence.