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Car crashes into airport building

Police arrested a 31-year-old man for DUI on Friday night after a grey Porsche SUV crashed into a building at the airport.

Man sentenced to 6 years in drunk driving death

Wilfred Ellington Myles was sentenced to six years in prison and a 10-year disqualification from driving Wednesday for the April dangerous driving incident that resulted in the death of cyclist Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Kirzner.

Police appoint new traffic unit chief

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has appointed Inspector Dwayne Jones as its new head of the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, replacing Inspector Ian Yearwood.

Police issue warning about unsafe driving

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has issued a reminder to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without due care and attention, after recording 23 motor vehicle collisions between Sunday, 16 June, and Thursday, 20 June.

Man pleads guilty in driving death of cyclist

Wilfred Ellington Myles pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to causing death by dangerous driving and a host of other charges in relation to the death of cyclist Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Kirzner in April.

DUI driver chooses fine over community service

A man was fined $300 and disqualified from holding a driver’s licence for 12 months Wednesday for an incident that saw him charged with disorderly conduct and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Seven arrested for DUI over weekend

Police are warning people to organise a designated driver or take a taxi home after they made seven arrests for drunk driving over the weekend of April 5-7.

Police troubled by rash of DUI incidents

A spate of DUI arrests in the past several days is alarming, police officials say.

Police make four New Year DUI arrests

Police arrested four people for driving under the influence of alcohol in the early hours of the first day of the year, bringing the total holiday season DUI arrests to 47.

New Year’s Eve buses offer safe rides home

The National Drug Council will run its annual Purple Ribbon Bus service on New Year’s Eve.

EDITORIAL – Don’t drink and drive: The celebration stops when the engine starts

As Christmas spirits rise, and holiday “spirits” flow, please do not drink and drive. Your lives (and ours) depend on it.

Christmas clampdown on drunk driving menace

Traffic police are promising a clampdown on drunk driving as the Christmas party season approaches.

Man sentenced in death of motorcyclist

Warren Samuel Hogarth, who had previously pleaded guilty in the death of motorcyclist Denvil Roy Mitchell, was sentenced to two years and five months in Grand Court on Tuesday.

5 arrested for drinking and driving

Police also made five arrests for DUI over the weekend of Sept. 14-16.

Wong guilty of leaving accident scene

Four years and eight months after Garfield (Gary) Wong was arrested on traffic charges, he was found guilty of careless driving and leaving the scene of the accident, but not guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol.

DUI suspect charged with assaulting police

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of DUI following a single vehicle collision in West Bay early Saturday was charged with assaulting police after he allegedly kicked an officer.

Police emails searched over 2009 death investigation

The Cayman Islands government has agreed to inspect the email accounts of two former Royal Cayman Islands Police officers in connection with an open records request seeking information on a woman’s 2009 traffic death.

Police report 10 DUI arrests last weekend

Police made 10 arrests for driving under the influence last weekend, including a woman who had fallen asleep at the wheel and later assaulted officers after she awoke.

Man pleads guilty to motorcyclist’s death

A man charged with causing the death of motorcyclist Denvil Roy Mitchell in 2016 pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Monday.

EDITORIAL – Shift road safety and enforcement into a much higher gear

Officials must do everything in their power to get drivers who cannot drive, or do drive, but drunk or recklessly, off Cayman’s roadways.

Evidence concludes in immigration officer’s DUI trial

Evidence in the trial of senior immigration officer Garfield (Gary) Wong concluded on Tuesday, with closing speeches scheduled for May 23.

Judge charged with DUI ‘on leave’ next week

Grand Court Judge Ingrid Mangatal, who is facing charges of driving under the influence and careless driving, will be on leave “during the latter part of next week,” according to a statement from Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie.

Grand Court judge charged with DUI

A Cayman Islands Grand Court judge was charged Friday with careless driving and driving under the influence following a one-vehicle accident last September.

Former police officer sentenced for traffic offenses

Adrian James Barnett, the former head of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Traffic Management Unit, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to three traffic-related offenses.

Immigration officer’s DUI trial adjourned

The trial of senior immigration officer Garfield (Gary) Wong continued on Tuesday, but had to be adjourned until April when a police officer did not attend, although a summons had been issued for him.

Retired officer pleads guilty to traffic offenses

Former senior police officer Adrian James Barnett appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while impaired and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police make 10 DUI arrests over weekend

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made 10 arrests for driving under the influence last weekend as part of its ongoing traffic enforcement operations.

Drunk driver gets two years for causing death of South Sound jogger

Donovan Lloyd Kellyman, 26, was sentenced on Thursday to two years imprisonment for causing death while driving under the influence of alcohol. The person whose death he caused was Marcia Donaldson, 46, who was jogging on South Sound Road close to the junction with Old Crewe Road. The incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. on April 25, 2015.

Drunk driver gets two years for causing death of South Sound jogger

Donovan Lloyd Kellyman, 26, was sentenced on Thursday to two years imprisonment for causing death while driving under the influence of alcohol. The person whose death he caused was Marcia Donaldson, 46, who was jogging on South Sound Road close to the junction with Old Crewe Road. The incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. on April 25, 2015.

Road fatalities triple compared to 2014

The number of road deaths tripled in 2015 compared to 2014, according to statistics released Thursday by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

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