The RCIPS is happy to report that over the Christmas period, from Christmas Eve through Boxing Day (24–26 December), there were no major incidents reported. We would like to thank the public for doing their part in following the law, and helping to keep Cayman safe and peaceful.
Intensified policing operations will continue throughout the season, up to and including the New Year’s holidays. Of particular note, the Traffic & Roads Policing Unit’s intensified road enforcement operations resulted in three persons being arrested for DUI on Christmas Day, with two of those persons having a blood alcohol content of over .200% (or twice the legal limit).
Additionally, shortly after 11:00PM yesterday, 26 December, officers responded to a report of a three vehicle collision with injuries on Bodden Town Road near Wood’s Close. A vehicle had been pulling out into the westbound lane when it and another vehicle which was also travelling in the westbound lane collided. The first vehicle then collided with another vehicle which was parked along the roadside before also coming to a stop along the roadside.
The driver of the second vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries including a broken bone and was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. The occupants of the first vehicle fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind. This vehicle was later reported stolen. The third vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the collision.
The matter is currently under investigation.
The RCIPS encourages the public to continue to stay safe during the rest of the holiday season, especially on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, by following these tips:
1. Do not to drink and drive; instead, utilize the Purple Ribbon bus system or appoint a sober designated driver. Visit the National Drug Council for more information.
2. Do not to use your cell phones whilst driving. Pull off the road when it safe to do so, to make your call or texts.
3. Ensure that you are driving within the speed limits and if there is rainy weather, adjust your speed accordingly (reduce speed by 10 miles to compensate for the slick roadway), to avoid having a collision.
4. Look out for roadblocks and traffic stops and slow down as soon as they are in your sights. Come to a complete stop when you arrive at the traffic stop.
5. Be vigilant and attentive whilst driving. Don’t get distracted by passengers or electronic devices in the vehicle.
The RCIPS would like to wish you a safe and prosperous New Year when it comes, and offers condolences to all those mourning loved ones this holiday season.