Four arrested following traffic operation

Police arrested four people following two separate traffic stops in an operation in Bodden Town last week. One man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting police and another was arrested after police found an illegal Taser in his vehicle.

The operation was carried out on Thursday afternoon, June 23, by Bodden Town officers along Bodden Town Road.

In the first incident, a black Mitsubishi, which attempted to avoid the road block, was pursued and stopped by police, who found the Taser, which was not police issue, inside the vehicle. The vehicle also had an expired certificate of roadworthiness and expired registration, police said. The 27-year-old driver, of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of various offenses and released on police bail.

Later that afternoon, officers stopped a black Jetta whose driver had no valid driver’s license. The 53-year-old male driver, of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of driving without being qualified.

According to a police statement, “Passengers in the vehicle also behaved in a suspicious and aggressive manner with an officer, with one of them fleeing on foot.”

The following day, police arrested the 35-year-old man who fled, as well as a 24-year-old female passenger, from Bodden Town, who had also been in the vehicle. The man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting police at the road block and the woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police. Both are currently on police bail.

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