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.

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