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Drivers Leave the Scenes of Accidents in Two Separate Incidents, 25 & 26 January; Both Arrested

29th January, 2019 Police Headlines

On Friday and Saturday nights, 25 and 26 January, collisions occurred in which both drivers left the scene.  In one of the collisions, a police car was substantially damaged.  Arrests have been made in connection with both incidents.

On Friday, 25 January, around 10:30PM, police responded to a report of a collision in the parking lot of a restaurant on South Church Street in which a blue Suzuki Swift had reversed into a Mitsubishi Navita.  The driver of the Suzuki reportedly spoke to the owner of the other vehicle, who was on site, but then left the area without providing any contact details.  Police responded, obtained descriptions of the car and driver, and then located a man and vehicle down the street clearly fitting those descriptions.  Based on this and other observations, police arrested the man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of the accent.  The man, age 35 of Bodden Town, was taken into custody and provided a breath sample with a reading of .210%. He is currently on Police bail.

On Saturday, 26 January, around 3:30AM, officers in a police car in West Bay had just turned from Sticky Toffee Lane onto Batabano Road when a passenger car traveling at a high speed in the opposite direction skidded into their path and collided with the right front section of the police car.  The passenger car then hit a fence post before leaving the scene.  The police car received extensive damage in the collision and one officer received minor injuries.

Other officers responded to the scene and conducted enquiries; later that day, 26 January, a woman, age 22 of West Bay, was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.  She is currently on Police bail.

“Leaving the scene of an accident only compounds the consequences you will face for reckless behavior on the road,” said Insp. Yearwood, Head of the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, “and this is not just about legal consequences, but also about the callousness of failing to show concern for those you have hit.  Taking responsibility for your actions is always the better thing to do.”