Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after two-vehicle collision

A Bodden Town man, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a collision between a car and a truck on Tuesday.

Police said just before 7pm officers responded to a report of a collision involving a Nissan Skyline and Chevrolet Colorado along Bodden Town Road in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Drive.

In a statement, police said both vehicles were heading east along Bodden Town Road, with the car in front of the truck. The police believe the collision took place when the car slowed to accommodate a turning vehicle ahead and was struck by the truck, causing extensive damage to the Nissan Skyline and minor damage to the Chevrolet Colorado.

Both drivers were breathalysed at the scene, with the Bodden Town man registering a blood alcohol content of .243, more than twice the legal limit of .100, leading to his arrest. While in custody police said the man complained of pain to his arm and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment and later released. 

The man has been bailed pending further investigations, police said.

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.

Donate