Police: 16-year-old drink driving

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after the car he was operating hit a concrete pillar Tuesday night.

About 10.10pm police said the 16-year-old male was driving a Honda Civic south on West Bay Road and tried to negotiate a left turn into Camana Bay.

Police said it appeared the boy lost control of the vehicle and struck the pillar.

All five male occupants of the vehicle suffered slight injuries, police said. The 16-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving without a license and insurance.

No other vehicles were involved.

Royal Cayman Islands Police Inspector Adrian Barnett warned about the dangers of driving without being qualified and of the obvious consequences of drink driving.

‘Driving tests are in place for a very good reason,’ Inspector Barnett said. ‘These five lads were very lucky to have escaped with relatively minor injuries. Drinking and driving is a lethal enough combination on its own – but when you mix that with inexperience and a complete disregard for the laws of the road the results could potentially be fatal.’

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