Medical school dean arrested

St. Matthews University Executive Dean Vincent Knight was arrested last month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Police spokesperson Deborah Denis said charges have been filed against Mr. Knight and his case is scheduled to go before the court 14 January.

RCIPS officers stopped Mr. Knight, a 65-year-old English national who lives in West Bay, at a road block on West Bay Road just north of the Courtyard Marriott shortly after midnight on Friday, 23 November.

Ms Denis did not state what tests were administered at the scene to determine if Mr. Knight was drunk, and did not state what his blood alcohol level measured. She said charges were filed later in the day on 23 November.

St. Matthews Chancellor John Marvin declined to comment on the arrest or Mr. Knight’s employment status at the university which has its international headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Marvin said the executive dean position is considered to be the head of the Cayman Islands St. Matthews campus.