Operation Dasher racks up tickets and arrests

| 17/12/2014

(CNS): As the police continue their Christmas crime crackdown, officials confirmed that just one week after the campaign began 188 people have been ticketed or arrested for traffic infractions. Operation Dasher, the working titled for this year’s festive focus on crime and safety, began on Wednesday 10 December and has netted nearly 200 people already for a catalogue of infractions, from speeding to driving under the influence of alcohol. In the last week just six people were arrested for drinking and driving but the police anticipate that there will be many more over the next few weeks as they urge people to use designated drivers or alternative transport.

“The motoring public are advised to use designated drivers or charter buses when attending Christmas functions, especially if they plan on consuming alcohol,” an RCIPS spokesperson stated. “Drink driving, speeding, cell-phone driving and failing to wear seatbelts are just a few of the traffic offences which will be targeted by RCIPS officers over the coming weeks in a bid to reduce deaths and injuries on Cayman’s roads.”

The Christmas crackdown campaign continues through into the New Year until Sunday 4 January 2015.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    200 sure sounds like an impressive tally of infractions, but 200 tickets in eight days = literally just 25 tickets/day or just 3.125 per hour (8 hour police shift).  How many officers do they want us to believe are fully engaged in this effort at such a leisurely pace of paid traffic duty?  I just can't reconcile that tally with the frequency and catalog of traffic offences I witness just driving a couple minutes to the post office.  They either can't/don't see these things, or don't know the relevant section of the 90 page Traffic Law (2011) that is being violated (ticketable offences are only 2 pages of this).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why does it stop Jan 4th? After that date it is ok again to speed and drive drunk?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good thank you RCIP s as this would be saving lives. People need to stop drinking and driving and learn the art of appointing a designated driver. Unless someone has experienced a loss due to drunk driving people will continue this stupidity. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Sadly, even those that have lost dear friends or relatives, the ones we would assume should if anyone know better, continue to drink and drive themselves.  It is epidemic.