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Driver Arrested For Assault With Vehicle, Failing To Stop

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On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, about 10:00am, Officers attached to the Bicycle Patrol Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, arrested a driver, who failed to stop, during the conduct of a traffic operation on Jeremie Street, Castries.

The police officers, attempted to halt a motor vehicle after identifying a traffic violation. Despite their efforts, the driver refused to stop, and an officer narrowly avoided being struck. Subsequently, the same vehicle collided with another motor vehicle, after failing to come to a halt.

Recognizing that this vehicle posed an imminent danger to public safety, the officers gave chase on foot.

In an attempt to flee, the driver reversed the vehicle, striking down one of the police officers.

Lethal force, was ultimately used, bringing the vehicle to a halt.

Investigations uncovered that the male driver did not possess a Driver’s Licence, nor insurance and registration certificates for the vehicle.

Consequently, the driver was arrested and will face additional charges for Assault with a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Stop.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force emphasizes that all road users must comply with the regulations governing road usage.

Failure to do so, constitutes an offence, which may lead to arrest and prosecution.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Photo: Screen grab from social media video.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. St.Lucia is really out of Control now .The police Just have to do everything with their powers to deal with this Lawlessness in St.Lucia .The Politricktians Uwp.Slp Don’t give a Damm about Crime in St.Lucia .Presently St.Lucia is Crime and Deplorable Roads and the Suspention parts are So Expensive .To make Matters worst most of the Suspention are not Available at the parts Store

  2. Hail to the Chief of police and law enforcement.. The traffic laws are to be enforced every day and more frequently to get the traffic moving smoothly as it should..
    Commonsense is needed in St Lucia and move on .
    I endorse my thoughts and observations on our current situation in St Lucia…

  3. @John, thats being racist..lol leave the yute alone… de yute kyant type good but he can speak so that the lay man can understand him. You know how many Phds we have here in St. Lucia, they can write but cannot do the things they write about? We had some in the UWP but the SLP is infested with it. lmfao.
    (some of the spelling mistakes is an indication that their smartphones are exposing them little by little, auto correct on the phones cannot keep up)

  4. I think it is important to understand that we all need to be polite in this public forum. If someone is trying to make a point as it relates to the subject, regardless of their ability to command effective writing skills – their opinion needs to be respected.

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