Man arrested after chase

A driver who led police on a short chase overnight Friday was arrested after a struggle with officers that left him with minor injuries.

Royal Cayman Islands Police officers said they attempted to stop a car that had been spotted speeding along Shamrock Road earlier Friday night. Officers with the Uniform Support Group began pursuit when the vehicle did not stop.

The Uniform Support Group is a specialised response unit within the police service, which consists of officers who are specially trained to carry firearms.

Police said the man lost control of the vehicle and eventually came to a stop on Marina Drive. Two officers approached the car and noticed the driver was refusing to show his hands upon command.

The man then got out of the car, which led to a struggle. Officers used physical force to wrestle the 42-year-old man to the ground. During the scuffle the man received a cut to his head.

The driver was eventually arrested for speeding and other traffic offences. He was subsequently rearrested by the RCIPS Drugs Task Force on suspicion of being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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