UPDATE: Off-duty policeman arrested for DUI

Updated 6 Oct.: A 63-year-old off-duty police officer arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunk driving after a single-vehicle collision has been placed on restrictive leave.

A police officer remained on bail Wednesday.

The policeman, who the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said was a long-serving officer, will remain on restrictive duty until the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions rules on the matter.

Investigators are expected to complete a case file or Traffic Offence Report and submit it for ruling within 28 days of the incident, police said.

The officer in question was arrested followed a single-vehicle collision on the Linford Pierson Highway in George Town.

According to a police statement, the incident happened shortly before 2am.

Police said when they responded to the crash, they found that the driver of the vehicle was the George Town police officer.

The officer, who was off duty at the time, had sustained a minor head injury. He was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment and subsequently discharged.

Original story: A brief police statement issued Tuesday afternoon noted that shortly before 2am, officers responded to a collision on the Linford Pierson Highway in George Town.

There, they said, found that the driver of the crashed vehicle was the George Town police officer.

Police said the officer had sustained a minor head injury and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. He was subsequently discharged.

The off-duty officer was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

He was later granted police bail.

Police said the matter is currently under investigation.