Easter Holiday Weekend Police Activity

April 10, 2023

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] conducted “proactive patrols throughout the Easter holiday weekend.”

A police spokesperson said, “From 5pm Thursday, 6th April until 5am Monday, 10th April 2023 there were 23 people arrested, consisting of:

  • 11 for outstanding warrants;
  • 8 on suspicion of impaired driving;
  • 1 for intruding on the privacy of a female;
  • 1 for wilful damage;
  • 1 for being drunk and incapable;
  • 1 for breach of the peace.

“Additionally, there were 31 stop and searches conducted and 72 traffic tickets issued.”

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Operations Division – “Since last week Thursday, 6th April through to Sunday, 9th April the BPS carried out roadside sobriety testing in various locations throughout the island.

“There were 2,620 motorist engagements over the weekend. An engagement is where a motorist is stopped and a sobriety assessment is conducted. 12 motorists were tested on a roadside sobriety testing device. 8 failed this test and were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.

“All were then taken to the Hamilton Police Station, to conduct the official alco-analyser. 6 refused to take the test, 1 failed and 1 passed. As a result, the person that passed the official alco-analyser test was released without charge, while the 7 other individuals have been released on police bail to attend Hamilton Magistrates’ Court in due course.

“In addition, during roadside sobriety testing exercises, 6 people were arrested for outstanding court warrants and 46 moving violation tickets were issued for the following offences:

  • Tint 12
  • Licence plate 2
  • Unlicensed vehicle 13
  • No insurance 10
  • No driver’s licence 4
  • Youth licence offence 4
  • Defective vehicle 1

“There were also 5 motorist advice notices [official written warnings] issued. This represents an extremely productive, proactive policing weekend. On top of the roadside sobriety testing, officers also kept an eye on many of the social events occurring across the island. We are pleased that all of the events went off without incident.”

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