14 Arrests In Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints

October 20, 2018 | 18 Comments

[Updated] From Friday evening to Saturday morning, eight people were arrested due to roadside sobriety checkpoints, one person was arrested following a serious injury collision and one person was arrested for having care and control of a vehicle while under the influence, according to police.

A police spokesperson said, “Road sobriety checkpoints conducted by the Roads Policing Unit from Friday night until early Saturday morning ended with 8 impaired drivers arrested.

“Plus one impaired driver was arrested after a serious injury collision [South Road, Warwick] and one person was arrested for having care and control of a vehicle while under the influence.

“Several drivers were also ticketed for unlicensed vehicles and license plate offences.”

Update Oct 21, 5.06pm: The police said, “Road sobriety checkpoints conducted by the Roads Policing Unit from Friday night until early Saturday morning ended with 8 impaired drivers arrested. Plus one impaired driver was arrested after a serious injury collision [South Road, Warwick] and one person was arrested for having care and control of a vehicle while under the influence. Tickets were also issued for unlicensed vehicles and 9 drivers were ticketed for license plate offences.

“Road sobriety checkpoints carried out Saturday night into early Sunday morning ended with 3 impaired drivers detected at checkpoints and arrested. Another driver was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving [not at a checkpoint] following a collision on North Shore Road in Smith’s parish. In addition, 3 people were arrested for warrants at checkpoints and 9 drivers were ticketed for license plate offences.

“The final road sobriety checkpoints for this weekend will take place tonight [Sunday, October 21st] in Paget, Pembroke and Devonshire and members of the public are urged not to drive or ride under the influence.

“The Bermuda Police Service thanks the motoring public for their patience and cooperation while the road sobriety checkpoints are in operation.”

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  1. Truth is killin’ me... says:

    Way to go. We’ll pay off the debt in no time with all these fines coming in.

    • sage says:

      Between Nov. 4th and 10th they could easily make $100,000 in a few hours per night, there are usually thousands of attendees/participants, how many will be drinking? High 90′s percentage wise I would guess, who up to and including last year, drove or rode home too. I predict no more than 5 arrests max, or someone will conveniently ‘forget’ to gazette it at the prescribed time.

      • Blinkblink says:

        There will be checkpoints every night actually. Trust me. That will happen.

      • Tellitthewayiseeit says:

        Yup. I predict you will be correct.

      • 2 Bermudas says:

        If detz de case de cops should have a road block outside of every workmen’s club in Bermy!! Even round de BPSU on a Fridee night!! Errryone hittin’ de titty milk!! Ha ha ha!!

  2. Toodle-oo says:

    Does anyone know what the ticket $ amount is for illegal license plates , or have people just been getting warnings ?

  3. curious says:

    I’d like to know about the person “having care and control of a vehicle while under the influence.” How did that happen?

    • Hope says:

      I would imagine it means that they were inside their car while under the influence, but not actually driving it.

  4. AmazonExec says:

    “one person was arrested for having care and control of a vehicle while under the influence”… well damn.. shouldn’t he be arrested for NOT having care and control while under the influence? lol

  5. I need to know why we have a signature with a international narcotic body (antiquated) when marijuanna is being legalised worldwide.
    Also …take that signature and put it on UN human rights register…where it belongs!

  6. Imjustsaying says:

    We are not out here trying to arrest people. Yeah right.

    • Second says:

      What about us taking some responsibility? We are punishing ourselves by continuing to do what we want regardless of the law of the land

  7. MM says:

    With quicker sobriety results, I hope there is a quicker court date, say within 2 weeks. A tough stance needs to be taken against drunk driving , if they need to hire more staff than do so. I have not read one word in the local media from any insurance company about the huge financial cost of damages arising out of drunken driving. Neither have I read, may be they have, bit I have not read of their support for the new initiative.

  8. Triangle Drifter says:

    Meanwhile maybe 80 slipped through one way or another. Sooner, probably later, Bermuda will catch up with the rest of the world & every cop car will have a breathaliser which can be used any day, anywhere, anytime a cop suspects impaired driving. Non of this ‘official notice’ nonsense giving people warning of when & where.

  9. Mme says:

    There is no need to patronise the motorin g public, by telling them where rodside sobriety tests will be and what date. It amounts to a sham , preferred treatment for an elitist offence, drunk driving. The young people between 16 and 30, are learning about how to operate motor vehicles, they are rarely spared for doing 55 k , but our seasoned drunk drivers get forewarned, and are given the opportunity to go a different route than get caught.

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