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PRESS RELEASES

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16 Collisions Over Holiday Weekend Despite Ongoing Traffic Offences Focus

Tuesday, June 22,2021

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell (Officer in Charge, Tactical Support Division) – “Despite an ongoing focus on traffic offences by the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) which saw more than 70 tickets issued over the National Heroes’ Day holiday weekend, a total of 16 collisions occurred during the same timeframe, ranging in severity from relatively minor to potentially life threatening. All 16 are under active investigation. It would appear that inattention and driving without due care were factors in most of these incidents. To emphasise the continued efforts of the BPS, from Friday, 18th June through Monday, 21st June at least 77 tickets were issued for traffic offences, along with 24 motorist advice notices (official warnings). Of note, the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) handed out 57 speeding tickets during the period – as well as tickets for no driver’s licence, driving while disqualified and driving without due care. Road sobriety checkpoints were also in effect. However, only one person was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving as a result. In addition, police officers responding to regular calls for service during this past holiday weekend issued another 20 traffic tickets for offences including speeding; disobeying a traffic sign; no driver’s licence; driving while disqualified; illegally towing a vehicle; permitting an unlicensed vehicle to be driven and driving without due care. The most serious of the incidents involved:



Brief Update & Ongoing Witness Appeal: Darrell’s Wharf Shooting

Thursday, June 17,2021

Chief Inspector Peter Stableford (Serious Crime Unit) – “Good Afternoon Everyone. Thank you for your time. I would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief update on the shooting, which occurred yesterday at 7:30pm at Darrell’s Wharf in Warwick. A 56-year-old man was shot multiple times in broad daylight, sustaining potentially life-threatening injuries. He remains at the hospital in the Intensive Care Unit, with his family at his side. The suspects were on a motorcycle.



BPS Traffic Offences Enforcement Continues: Violators Appear in Court

Wednesday, June 16,2021

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) continues to conduct appropriate enforcement regarding traffic offences island wide, through the efforts of the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) and parish patrol officers. Currently 70 to 100 tickets are being issued per week. From Friday morning (11th June) until Monday morning (14th June), 51 speeding tickets were issued, with 23 motorist advice notices handed out for other traffic offences. Motorist advice notices are not tickets, but official warnings given to road users. So far this week Monday (14th June) and Tuesday (15th June), a total of 6 individuals have appeared in Magistrates’ Court for the following traffic offences:



BPS Investigating Another Raft Up Due to Video on Social Media

Monday, June 14,2021

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), is aware of a video clip circulating on social media, showing a raft up with several individuals in attendance. A Bermuda Coastguard crew on patrol attended the scene. The event was shut down and the vessels involved dispersed. The Coastguard team took further action to ensure the boats did not move to another location and the activity resumed. The identities of individuals involved were recorded. The Coastguard is now collaborating with the BPS to prepare a file to be sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions which will make a determination on any possible further action. The BPS investigation into a similar event hosted by U.S. clothing line Revolve, is progressing apace and we would like to thank those individuals who have so far come forward to assist. The public is reminded that under the current COVID regulations, raft ups are not permitted at any time.



Motorcyclist Hospitalised After Collision in Southampton

Saturday, June 12,2021

Shortly after 9pm Friday 11th June, 2021, police and first responders attended a collision on South Road, between Horseshoe Road and Southampton Princess entrance. Details at this time are very limited. However, early information suggests at least four motorcycles were traveling west, when one rider caused another to lose control of their vehicle and crash. The other motorcycles left the scene, leaving behind a 25 year old Warwick man, who is currently receiving treatment at KEMH for serious injuries. His condition at this time, is listed as stable. It is not known if any of the other persons involved were injured.



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