Cayman Marl Road is able to confirm that former head of the RCIPS traffic division was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to three traffic offenses.
Barnett, 53, will lose his driver’s license for a year and will be fined $1,500 for leaving the scene of an accident, driving while impaired and dangerous driving in June 2017.
“It is in a sense a tragic case in one way, This incident led to Mr. Barnett’s retirement from the police force.”
– John Furniss, Defense attorney –
Mr. Barnett was charged with the three offenses on Dec. 12, and he retired from the RCIPS on Dec. 21. Before that, he had been suspended from duty following the incident.
He pleaded guilty to all three offenses last month, and the Crown withdrew another charge of giving false information to police to defeat or defy the ends of justice.
Dangerous Driving charge carries a mandatory 12-month disqualification of the license.