1,135 Motorists Engaged During Checkpoints

November 29, 2022 | 6 Comments

“A total of 1,135 motorists were engaged by police officers during the most recent road sobriety checkpoints, which took place at various locations around the island from Thursday, 24th November through Sunday, 27th November 2022,” the police said.

A police spokesperson said, “Of that total, 14 motorists were referred for secondary assessment. Six of the 14 motorists were then required to take an alco-analyser test, which one motorist failed. As a result, that individual was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and a court appearance is anticipated in due course.

“In addition, during the four-day period, 10 motorists were arrested for non-traffic offences [outstanding warrants, drug offences etc.], six motorists received official written warnings [Motorist Advice Notices] for traffic related infractions and a total of 23 traffic tickets were issued for:

  • Licence plate offences = 2.
  • No driver’s licence = 4.
  • Unlicensed vehicle = 5.
  • No third party insurance = 5.
  • Driving while disqualified = 1.
  • Other traffic offences [disobeying a traffic sign, not wearing a seatbelt etc.] = 6.

“As we enter the festive season, the Bermuda Police Service takes this opportunity to remind road users to be responsible.

“Residents are encouraged to make arrangements with a designated driver, taxi or another reputable transportation service to get home, or to their intended destination, safely – if going out to socialise.

“Don’t ride or drive impaired. Stop speeding and please, be mindful of others on our roads.”

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  1. agast says:

    question, with the seemingly very high incidence of driving while disqualified, un licensed vehicle and no insurance would an immediate impounding of vehicle not be a deterrent for say a year. I an concerned for my and other innocent road users to be struck by an un insured party that can’t or won’t be in a position to compensate for losses

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “Judicial College Guidelines”

    My first thought was “that’s a lot of marriage proposals!”

  3. spotty says:

    ‘ey mates…so of dem 1135 byes been stopped aint none got done up fo’ speedin??!

    an only one dem byes failer de ‘Alco-Lyzah’ test?

    they werent pratollin’ de Bermy i know!!

  4. Mujan says:

    So a 0.1% rate of all people stopped failed a breath test . Where is the justification in all the resources put in to these checkpoints?

  5. Red Pill says:

    Those are not sobriety check points. They are regular check points disguised are Sobriety check points. It’s called soft targets. So only 6 were tested for sobriety. SMH!

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