Cops issue over 300 tickets, seize weapons in road check campaign

Saint Lucia Police checked over 2000 motor vehicles, issued over 300 tickets and impounded 9 vehicles as part of a road check campaign, it has been disclosed.

The disclosure was made by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for Operations, George Nicholas, at a news conference last week to report on crime during the months of January to July.

The ACP observed that the checks were done to ensure that motorists complied with the motor vehicle and road traffic act in terms of insurance, licensing and registration.

He revealed that 40 dangerous weapons, including knives, cutlasses and scissors were also seized during the traffic checks.

The ACP noted that sharp objects have been used in several of the homicides that Saint Lucia has recorded this year.

According to Nicholas, the increased police presence may appear to be routine.

But he explained that it was ‘intelligence driven’ and ‘strategic’.

The senior police official has appealed to motorists to be tolerant, understanding and cooperative as the police seek to reduce crime and create a safer environment for all.

7 Comments

  1. Concerned
    September 3, 2018 at 8:57 am Reply

    Ideally, this exercise should be all day – every day- 7 days a week. Raise the pay for the bottom ranks of the RSLPF, provide them with insurance, provide them with a proper fleet of vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles, helmets, high-viz vests, cell phones. This will be much less than 33 Million dollars AND Lucian will behave – Trust Me!

    1. Kill bill
      September 3, 2018 at 12:03 pm Reply

      100% with you concerned

  2. ricky may
    September 3, 2018 at 9:22 am Reply

    I so wish this will not be a one off but an everyday thing. I also will welcome if the traffic police would be supply with alcohol breatherlyser to many ppl consuming large number of alcohol then get into they vehicles and drive.

    1. SLU OBSERVER
      September 3, 2018 at 6:51 pm Reply

      St Lucian politicians will not pass legislation for it … because they fear they will be caught in the police operation .. under the infuence . .. Haven’t you noticed them drinking their whiskey and go behind they steering wheel ??

  3. Honky tonk woman
    September 3, 2018 at 1:56 pm Reply

    What about motorcyclists without helmets? I reckon only 20% wear them.

  4. BlackShade
    September 3, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I am in full support of this much needed and overdue initiative. The inconvenience of me being stopped or waiting in traffic is worth everything second. Next exercise should be the shutting down the high proliferation of these so call ghettos (small shops) where all illicit thought and actions are birth.

  5. asd
    September 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm Reply

    “including knives, cutlasses and scissors were also seized during the traffic checks.”

    Wait is it illegal to own and carry these weapons? You’re saying if I went to a shop to buy knives for use at home, the police can stop and seize those? Genuinely curious.

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