Saturday 7 December, 2019

Man arrested on driving charges & for assaulting police after crash

A 23-year-old George Town man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, dangerous driving, resisting arrest, and assaulting police.

At about 1am on Sunday (September 1), officers conducting patrols on West Bay Road close to Governor’s House spotted a car speeding towards West Bay. Officers attempted to follow the vehicle but had to stop because it was going too fast.

The officers resumed normal patrol duties, and, a few minutes later, came upon a single vehicle collision on Yacht Drive, just off the Yacht Club Roundabout.

It was discovered that the vehicle involved was the same one that the officers had observed earlier on West Bay Road. Officers spoke to the driver and detected the strong scent of alcohol on his breath.

As a result, the man was breath tested with a result of .131%.

Officers attempted to arrest the man, but he resisted and a struggle ensued. Cops eventually pepper sprayed him in an effort to subdue him, and were able to take him into custody.

One of the police officers received minor injuries during the struggle, and was treated at the hospital along with the man. Both were subsequently discharged.

The driver is currently on bail.

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