Shortly before 2:30AM on Saturday, 11 August, officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision in the vicinity of Boatswain Bay Road, West Bay, where a Toyota 4Runner had exited the roadway. Officers arrived and spoke to a man who identified himself as the driver of the vehicle. He appeared unsteady on his feet and showed other signs of intoxication. When asked to provide his driver’s license he stated that he did not have one. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and while being placed in the police vehicle he began to act in an aggressive manner, kicking one of the officers. He was taken into custody and breath tested, with a reading of 0.195%. It was later determined that he had been driving the vehicle without permission.
The man, age 32 of Bodden Town, has now been formally charged with Taking a Conveyance Without Consent, Driving Without Being Licensed or Authorized, Driving Whilst Over the Prescribed Limit, Assaulting a Police Officer, and Careless Driving. He is appearing in court this morning, 13 August.