Seven arrested in crackdown on drunk driving

Police arrested seven people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.

“Patrol officers were vigilant last weekend during routine patrols,” Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Superintendent Adrian Seales said. Six men and one woman, ranging in age from 18 to 53, were arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to a police statement. Among them was a 47-year-old man who was also arrested for driving while disqualified.

Six of the DUI arrests were on Saturday night and early Sunday morning. One person was arrested for DUI on Sunday. In addition to the DUI arrests, a 24-year-old man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of driving without being licensed.

Police said that 248 people have been arrested for DUI so far this year.

“Drivers having consumed alcohol or planning to consume alcohol should have a designated driver, or simply call a taxi,” Mr. Seales said. “Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense, not only for the driver but for other road users as it puts other road users at risk of serious injuries in a collision or death. “Don’t drink and drive,” he said.